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    am I studing a good book?

    I've been looking at "how to draw comics the marvel way" by stan le and john buscema and it's helped me figure out 3 point perspective and such (kind of embarresing I drew for so long without knowing it) It teaches me the "dramitic comic book stuff" while I study anatomy and life drawing at the same time. But back to the original question, is this a good book or should I look elsewhere.

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    I like your name.


    Anyways, don't focus on one book. Get several. I've heard comic books and How to draw comic books (Especially by recognizable names as opposed to nobodies) are good for organizing musclature, if that's what you're into.

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    well, heres the list of all the books I'm trying to learn from

    *"How to draw comics the marvel way" by Stan Lee and John Buscema
    *"Figure drawing for all it's worth" by Andrew Loomis
    *"the figure" by Walt Reed
    *"art students anatomy" by Edmond J. Farris

    Thanks for the advice, I'll look into it

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    it's a good book if you want to draw comics the marvel (70's / 80's) way...it has some good pointers on the basics, but these are veeeery superficial. for a more in-depth education, i recommend andrew loomis' books.

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    I do like the old school marvel look but yeah the book seemed pretty basic. guess this means I'll have to read through all of those loomis books, will do, thanks .

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    What happened to http://www.saveloomis.org/ ? Everything's gone! Or was it another site that had a lot of his books?

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    my ass it's basic! there are some really smarty advice and techniques in how to draw comics the marvel way. don't be fooled by the name, the book still kicks so much ass. buscema knew what he was talking about from his experience.

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    I have the marvel book
    And let me tell you one thing,Its a great book, not just for comics but for a whole life of drawing.
    Loomis is great too.

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    yeah I've gotten farther in that marvel book....holy crap it's helping. I've almost halfed the time it takes me to sketch out a pose (like all the stick figure stuff). I'll still get to thgose loomis books...after I'm done with this one >_>

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    It's an AWESOME book. I frequently show my students some examples from the book. It's a great way to learn how to make a dynamic pose, something that a lot of starting artists have trouble with. Just making a good silouhette is paramount to any character drawing.
    Thus I also digress on the basic comment. Unless, of course, you want to focus your studies on artistic anatomy... But studying more than one thing at once will help you get better drawings, faster. What's the point of having a great, anatomicaly perfect, character if he looks as stiff as a cardboard cut out ?

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    Loomis books

    Yeah, the Loomis books are gone at saveloomis.org

    Found them on my old linux box, put them online temporarily on my site

    (and started experimenting with Google APIs, so put some adsense on there, just in case I start getting 500k hits like saveloomis.org)

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