Force: Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators

Taylor & Francis, 2003 - 228 páginas
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Force: Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators

Capture the force in your life drawing subjects with this practical guide to dynamic drawing techniques - packed with superb, powerfully drawn examples that show you how to:

* Bring your work to life with rhythmic drawing techniques
* Create appealing and dynamic poses in your drawings
* Experience the figure's energy in three dimensional space
* Use the asymmetry of straight and curved lines to clarify the direction of force in the body
* Build on your foundational anatomy and figure drawing skills to animate your drawings
*Apply the theory of force to your on-location and animal drawing observations

Whether you are an animator, comic book artist, illustrator or fine arts' student you'll learn to use rhythm, shape, and line to bring out the life in any subject while Mike Mattesi's infectious enthusiasm will have you reaching for your pencils!

Mike Mattesi is the owner and founder of Entertainment Art Academy ( based in Southern California. He has been a professional production artist and instructor for the last fifteen years with clients including Disney, Marvel Comics, Hasbro Toys, ABC, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, DreamWorks and Nickelodeon.

Audience level: Intermediate to advanced

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Seeing Life The book will begin with learning force and how it creates rhythm and balance in the body The roller coaster of force will be our bridge...
Forceful Form This will talk about form and how to explain it through force This chapter will touch upon perspective one two three and four points ...
Forceful Shape Shape is what will evolve from the combination of force and form and will be the topic of this chapter Here we will see how entire s...
Clothing This chapter will start with the texture of line Then I will talk about the clothed figure We will see forces affect on clothing Also we will lea...
On Location Reportage This chapter is about drawing on location We go out into the world and people watch Lets enjoy the wide variety of charact...
Animals This chapter is about drawing animals We start with comparing their anatomies to ours in order to liberate ourselves from anatomical proble...
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Michael Mattesi has authored four FORCE books, published in numerous languages, utilized around the world to inspire and educate artists on the concept of FORCE. He has instructed FORCE Drawing for over twenty years and inspired thousands of artists.

Simultaneously, Michael has been contributing his skills as a professional artist on numerous award-winning projects in varied capacities and has collaborated with Pixar, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Walt Disney Consumer Products, Marvel Comics, Hasbro Toys, ABC, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, DreamWorks/PDI, Zynga, The School of Visual Arts, Beijing University, Art Center, Scuola Internazionale di Comics, San Jose State University, The Academy of Art University, Nickelodeon, LeapFrog and many others. Michael's students occupy all fields of the art industry and have themselves gained prestige for their abilities.

Michael lives in northern California with his wife and two daughters. Visit him at:

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