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Drawing and Painting the Undead: Create Gruesome Ghouls for Graphic Novels, Computer Games, and Animation (Barron's Educational)

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Graphic artists who can create convincing, scary images of monsters are always in demand for graphic novels, comic books, and computer games. Here's the book that shows how to concoct these visions of horror! Every technique that artists need to create a terrifying painted purgatory is presented in this how-to manual, as author Keith Thompson instructs on the creation of zombies, ghouls, assassins from alien planets, and many more hideous specters. He starts by focusing on the basics of human anatomy, instructing on techniques for rendering skeletons, organs, and muscles, and then demonstrates imaginative ways of distorting these features, turning the bodies morbid, making them menacing or just plain ugly, giving them an aura of decay. He offers examples and inspiration for artists on creating--

  • The Walking Dead
  • Ethereal Ghostly Apparitions
  • Shambling Zombies
  • Yakshini Spirits of the Himalayas
  • Vetala, a Spirit that Inhabits Corpses in Cemeteries . . . and many more

    Thompson also shows how to create different effects in a variety of media, using standard pencils and paints as well as computer software. He suggests sources for inspiration and tells how to get the most from any new visual idea, starting with a preliminary sketch and developing it into a dramatically finished monster. More than 300 full-color and genuinely scary illustrations.

  • Synopsis:

    Every technique that artists need to draw or paint a terrifying painted purgatory is presented in this how-to manual. Author Keith Thompson instructs on the creation of zombies, ghouls, assassins from alien planets, and many other hideous specters.

    Synopsis:

    (back cover)

  • All the techniques you’ll need to create terrifying creatures
  • Where to look for less-than-divine inspiration
  • Ways to render and distort anatomical forms
  • Methods to depict various stages of decay and create realistically ruinous remains
  • Give your characters the unmistakable â“creep factor.â€?

    The author’s directory of bloodcurdling beings will inspire you to create abominable apparitions and reanimated zombies. Each comes with an in-depth description, constructional drawings, close-up details, and instruction in special techniques. You’ll also find a step-by-step demonstration of the creative process that went into the realization of one finished piece of art.

    Keith Thompson’s innovative fantasy and science fiction illustrations appear in books and magazines around the world. He is also the author of 50 Robots to Draw and Paint and 50 Fantasy Vehicles to Draw and Paint, both available in North America from Barron’s. He lives in Ottawa, Canada.

  • About the Author

    Keith Thompson's innovative illustrations appear in books and magazines around the world. He is also the author of 50 Robots to Draw and Paint and 50 Fantasy Vehicles to Draw and Paint, both available in North America from Barron's. He lives in Ottawa, Canada.

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780764138133
    Publisher:
    Barron's Educational Series
    Subject:
    Techniques - Cartooning
    Author:
    Thompson, Keith
    Subject:
    Graphic Novels - Horror
    Subject:
    Horror
    Subject:
    Cartooning
    Subject:
    Fantasy Art; art instruction
    Subject:
    Techniques - Drawing - Specific Subjects
    Subject:
    Techniques - Painting - Specific Subjects
    Subject:
    Painting
    Subject:
    Drawing
    Subject:
    Painting -- Technique.
    Subject:
    Drawing -- Technique.
    Subject:
    Fantasy; art
    Subject:
    Art -- Instruction.
    Subject:
    Art - Cartooning
    Edition Description:
    Trade paper
    Series:
    Barron's Educational
    Publication Date:
    20080331
    Binding:
    TRADE PAPER
    Grade Level:
    General/trade
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    Y
    Pages:
    128
    Dimensions:
    11 x 8.75 in

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    Drawing and Painting the Undead: Create Gruesome Ghouls for Graphic Novels, Computer Games, and Animation (Barron's Educational)
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    Product details 128 pages Barron's Educational Series - English 9780764138133 Reviews:
    "Synopsis" by , Every technique that artists need to draw or paint a terrifying painted purgatory is presented in this how-to manual. Author Keith Thompson instructs on the creation of zombies, ghouls, assassins from alien planets, and many other hideous specters.
    "Synopsis" by , (back cover)

  • All the techniques you’ll need to create terrifying creatures
  • Where to look for less-than-divine inspiration
  • Ways to render and distort anatomical forms
  • Methods to depict various stages of decay and create realistically ruinous remains
  • Give your characters the unmistakable â“creep factor.â€?

    The author’s directory of bloodcurdling beings will inspire you to create abominable apparitions and reanimated zombies. Each comes with an in-depth description, constructional drawings, close-up details, and instruction in special techniques. You’ll also find a step-by-step demonstration of the creative process that went into the realization of one finished piece of art.

    Keith Thompson’s innovative fantasy and science fiction illustrations appear in books and magazines around the world. He is also the author of 50 Robots to Draw and Paint and 50 Fantasy Vehicles to Draw and Paint, both available in North America from Barron’s. He lives in Ottawa, Canada.

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