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    Know a good book that talks about stylizing character size/anatomy?

    I've only ever drawn normal human proportions but im interested in stylized human/ animal proportions.

    I know knowledge of anatomy is really important for translating style, but if you know any books lemme know.

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    Drawing cutting edge Anatomy by Christoher Hart
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    Anatomy For the Fantasy Artist by Glenn Fabry

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    The FORCE books are good.

    Character Desighn through Life drawing

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    make your own friggin book. That's what all those other guys did.

    If you have built a strong solid background in normal proportions and understand the human body and how it works then you can stylize without assistance. The beauty of stylized is you can explore uncharted territory. Don't go copy off someone else.

    you copy when you're learning, when you're developing skills to see what works and what doesn't. when you finally understand, it's time to show your own stuff. I say go for it.

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    I would deffinitely recomend "Force: Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators" by Michael D. Mattessi. It's fantastic for getting the feel of a figure or pose which is essential before getting down to details. A lot of the concepts of life drawing are about using simple, continous lines to describe the force within a given pose.

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