This book is packed full of the secrets of the old master animators, which Williams apprenticed under. Beginner to expert, this book is relevant to all life-long students of animation – an essential part of any animators library!
A beautiful tome written by legendary Disney animators, Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston. It chronicles the discovery and refinement of the animation process through the Golden Age of Disney animation. Features key chapters on the origins of the 12 principles of animation.
Tom Bancroft, designer of Mushu the dragon in Disney’s Mulan, describes the significance of basic shapes on character types and how the design of your cast of characters as a unit is just as important as the individual characters. Covers a range of characters and styles.
One of our favourite ‘Art of…’ books. Master character designer Nico Marlet is featured heavily and it’s a gem just for that. Brilliant companion to the film showcasing fantastic dragon and character concept art. Beautiful atmospheric backgrounds, too.
This may be one of the original ‘Art of…’ books. It’s far bigger than other ‘Art of’ books is presented more like a diary of the crafting of the film. Features many Glen Keane drawings of Tarzan which is incredibly useful for studying masterful rendering of dynamic anatomy and musculature.
Drawing the human figure is hard. Drawing it and capturing the vitality and movement of the form on page is even harder. This book shows you how! Not just for animators, this book is for anyone who wants to change the way they view drawing the figure.
A more ‘modern’ figure drawing book. Very classical in it’s construction but hugely in depth. Breaks down all aspects of the figure into simplified shapes. Makes great use of colour overlays to depict the basic forms. Very informative and practically useful.
Excellent and in-depth look at the figure. Includes numerous ways to see all the body parts and tips and tricks on drawing it faithfully. No exaggeration or dynamism here. Straight up, classic figure drawing which is hugely informative for a relatively lightweight book.
Andrew Loomis provides another beautiful tome. Covers all your bases from simplifying the form, lighting the figure, foreshortening and more! All his books are worth every penny, simply for the inspiration they provide and the friendly conversational style he presents.
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