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Force: Character Design from Life Drawing

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Design creative characters inspired by real people. Let Mike Mattesi show you how to use life drawing to discover the poses, features and personalities which form the basis of character and then build, develop and 'PUSH' your drawings to new heights of dramatic and visual impact for believable characters audiences can relate to.

Packed with color illustrations and photographs of the models who inspired them. With step-by-step explanation of how the characters were developed and exercises for you to sharpen your skills this is everything you need to bring your characters to life.

* Push your character designs to the next level with creative life drawing

* See how it's done; with photographs of models and the characters they inspired

* Unlock your imagination; put the theory into practice with detailed exercises to sharpen your skills

Synopsis:

In this work, Mattesi shows artists how to use life drawing to discover the poses, features, and personalities which form the basis of character and then build, develop, and push their drawings to new heights of dramatic and visual impact.

About the Author

Director of the Entertainment Art Academy based in Southern California. He has been a professional production artist and instructor for almost 20 years with clients including Disney, Marvel Comics, Hasbro Toys, ABC, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Dreamworks and Nickelodeon.

Director of the Entertainment Art Academy based in Southern California. He has been a professional production artist and instructor for almost 20 years with clients including Disney, Marvel Comics, Hasbro Toys, ABC, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Dreamworks and Nickelodeon.

Table of Contents

Key Concepts

- Fear

- Risk

- Opinion

- Hierarchy

- Contrast and Affinity

Force with Character

- Amazing angles

- Developing ideas

Space with Character

- Spatial Bounding Box

- Playing with depth

- Forced perspective

- Ratio/ Size

- Overlap

- Creating flat design

Shape with Character

- Straight to Curve Design

- Forceful Triangle

- The Brilliant Bounding Box

- Seeing ratios through Hierarchy

- Facial Ratios

- The law of Thirds

Costume with Character

- Tonal Theory

- Color theory

- Imaginative Designs

Reportage with Character

- Using forced perspective

- The character behind architecture

- Forcing the stories

Animals with Character

- Pulling character out of animals

Product Details

ISBN:
9780240809939
Author:
Mattesi, Michael D.
Publisher:
Focal Press
Author:
Mattesi, Mike
Subject:
Techniques - Drawing
Subject:
Computer Graphics - General
Subject:
Computer graphics
Subject:
Techniques - Life Drawing
Subject:
Drawing
Subject:
Art - General
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , In this work, Mattesi shows artists how to use life drawing to discover the poses, features, and personalities which form the basis of character and then build, develop, and push their drawings to new heights of dramatic and visual impact.
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