Christopher Hart, «Drawing Cutting Edge Anatomy: The Ultimate Reference for Comic Book Artists»(repost)

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Christopher Hart, «Drawing Cutting Edge Anatomy: The Ultimate Reference for Comic Book Artists»(repost)

Christopher Hart, «Drawing Cutting Edge Anatomy: The Ultimate Reference for Comic Book Artists»
Publisher: Watson-Guptill | 2004 | ISBN: 0823023982 | English | PDF | 144 pages | 72.39 Mb

This drawing tutorial from best-selling author Christopher Hart shows artists how to draw exaggerated musculature of super-sized figures in action poses.

The follow-up title to the hit title Drawing Cutting Edge Comics, which has been translated into seven languages, this drawing tutorial shows artists how to draw the exaggerated musculature of super-sized figures in action poses. The guesswork is taken out of figuring out which muscles show through to the surface and how muscles appear through clothing. This instructional manual even gives both the Latin and the common terms for particular body parts such as scapula/shoulder blade. Hart covers all aspects of extreme anatomy.
Adult/High School–While it won't replace a more traditional study of anatomy, this book covers the basics in good detail, always relating the discussion of bones and muscle groups to the exaggerated physiology found in comic books. The illustrations are lavish, often in full color, with black and white used for the drawings where color would obscure the lesson being imparted. A mixture of comic-book-proportioned anatomical drawings and finished art helps to show the transition between fact and presentation, with the text highlighting what has been emphasized as well as what has been left out to get the proper look. The last part of the book includes a discussion of how the comic-book business works and several interviews with artists, all of which drift from the topic of anatomy somewhat but is still useful and interesting. Attractively presented and educational, this title will be popular with comic-book fans who like to draw.–Paul Brink, Fairfax County Public Library, VA


Christopher Hart is the leading author of How-To-Draw books on art instruction. He has had over 50 books published, which have sold over 3 million copies, domestically. He is published by Random House, the world's largest publisher. Chris' books are also international hits, having been been translated into more than 20 languages. His books cover a wide array of popular, contemporary drawing subjects, from cartoons to manga, from animals to human anatomy, from basic drawing to vampires, and more.

Chris has the distinction of having had the top selling art book in the United States for over a year, continuously ("Manga Mania," published by Random House). In addition, he has had the top 1, 2 and 3 art books in the country, simultaneously ("Manga Mania," "Anime Mania," and "Drawing Cutting Edge Comics," published by Random House).

Chris' books frequently appear on Nielsen Bookscan, the publishing industry's standard rating system for the top 50 most popular books in the country, which appears weekly, according to subject category. His popular series on drawing manga, "Manga for the Beginner," appeared on Bookscan's Top 50 list in the Art Category for two straight years. Every title in that 4-book series has appeared on Bookscan's top 50 list, with three of them having appeared numerous times, simultaneously.

Chris' How-To-Draw videos have been produced by F&W Media and by Howcast. He has hosted his own show, on drawing comic book characters, on Activity TV, which is part of the Comcast Network. His work has appeared in numerous national magazines, including American Artist.


Christopher Hart, «Drawing Cutting Edge Anatomy: The Ultimate Reference for Comic Book Artists»(repost)