The Drawing Club Handbook: Mastering the Art of Drawing Characters from Life
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Does your cartoon, comic, film, or story need a quirky individual? How about a leading lady? Rogue superhero? By working through the exercises found in The Drawing Club, acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to draw personality archetypes of any kind– movie heroes, pulp fiction characters, and pop culture stars from every era. There's something for everyone!
Illustrator Bob Kato, Associate Professor at The Art Center College of Design, invites you to join him as he guides you through insider tips and tricks to create your own art from real people. Easily work your way through objectives, learn how to draw from life, and masterproblem solving as you work through a series of exercises. Each exercise features a new character type and tackles different aspects of character drawing. Each exercise is illustrated with multiple sample drawings along with hard-earned insights from veteran artists.
The Drawing Club is your exclusive access to learn how to draw amazing characters that enhance your art!
one ever really sees their drawings. Their artwork exists purely based on their content and the effectiveness of their problem solving. All day long, they collaborate at work on whatever show or film they happen to be working on. By the time they get to our workshop, they just want to explore their own ideas and have some fun. I always try to leave them alone so they can concentrate. The variety of different approaches to drawing never ceases to amaze me. So what reads so strongly in their
thing to teach—it has more to do with having an offbeat point of view than good physical technique. Years ago, a friend at Art Center taught a class called “Humorous Illustration.” He was a funny guy. In the first term that the class was offered, he asked if I could meet him for lunch because he wanted to talk to me about something. As soon as we met, he asked me a simple question: “Do you think people can learn to be funny?” He really caught me off guard with that question. As illustrators, he
copyright or otherwise, arising from the contents of this publication. Every effort has been made to ensure that credits accurately comply with information supplied. We apologize for any inaccuracies that may have occurred and will resolve inaccurate or missing information in a subsequent reprinting of the book. 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 ISBN: 978-1-59253-911-6 Digital edition published in 2014 eISBN: 978-1-62788-034-3 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Kato, Bob. The drawing club
can be found at The Drawing Club or painting with a brush in exotic places such as Europe, Asia, or North Africa. His commercial and fine art can be seen at erniemarjoram.com. (86) Will Martinez received a BFA from Art Center College of Design and currently works at Walt Disney Imagineering, designing theme park attractions. His work has been featured at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art and in Spectrum 18. willmartinez.blogspot.com. (29, 105, 111) Joey Mason is a designer and art
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