Well, here I am , first I want to thank everyone who participated in this thread, especially Bojee for starting it and keeping it alive.I already had some books mentioned like Harvey's "Eternal truths for every artist" mentioned by Main Loop, but i also got some books I never would have gotten if not mentioned in this thread like "Proven Strategies For Creating Great Art " by Dan McCaw, which has become one of my favorites and Joseph Zbukvic's Mastering Mood and Atmosphere in Watercolor & Fantasy workshop soo thanks again to everyone. I usually don't post alot something which i hope is changing starting with this post I hope to become a more active member. Anyway getting back to the subject at hand here it goes... books that inspire me
well first off already mentioned worth mentioning again ALL the loomis books are just plain fantastic i just have them in pdf but hope to get some physical copies soon enough.
after that I'll start with some books that should be essential for anyone looking to get into sequetial art (thanks to bojee for already posting some great books on comics)
Panel Discussions: Design in Sequential Art Storytelling
i can't recommend this book enough for budding comic artist it talks about the art of sequentials panels pacing storytelling how to direct the eye everything from comic pros, and their different methods of doing it
heres the discription from amazon.com where u can buy it:
The struggle to tell a comics story visually requires more than a cool-looking image; it takes years of experience and a thorough understanding of the art form's visual vocabulary. Assembled in Panel Discussions is the combined knowledge of more than a dozen of the industry's top storytellers, covering all aspects of the design of comics, from pacing, story flow, and word balloon placement, to using color to convey emotion, spotting blacks, and how gutters between panels affect the story! Learn from the best, as Will Eisner, Scott Hampton, Mike Wieringo, Walter Simonson, Mike Mignola, Mark Schultz, David Mazzucchelli, Dick Giordano, Brian Stelfreeze, Mike Carlin, Chris Moeller, Mark Chiarello, and others share hard-learned lessons about the design of comics, complete with hundreds of illustrated examples. When should you tilt or overlap a panel? How can sound effects enhance the story, and when do they distract from it? What are the best ways to divide up the page to convey motion, time, action, or quiet?
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next in the same vein this time in a more candid interview way this book is similar mostly interviews with many different comic book artist it also looks more at each creators biography how they got started in comics and where they are now another ESSENTIAL book cheap too. book disc from amazon-
Revealing, in-depth interviews with comics legends such as Brian Bolland, Steve Dillon, Dave Gibbons, Jim Lee, Frank Miller and Alex Ross amongst others. The secrets of translating comics script to graphic storytelling are revealed for the first time.
Technique, style, layouts, approach, pencilling, inking... no facet of the artist's craft is left unexplored, and this is just the beginning. Salisbury gets to grips with the lively creative genius behind the pencil and ink, presenting an unparalleled insight into the widescreen mind of the comic book artist. Revealing, instructional, shocking and humorous, Artists on Comics Art has something for comics fans, budding artists and hardened professionals.
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Perspective! for Comic Book Artists: How to Achieve a Professional Look in Your Artwork
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great book on perspective thats easy to read it in comic book form ,very well done highly recommend it!
ok i got lots more but I think I'll break it up in to 3 or 4 posts next up will be concept art books I have and recommend, then just trad art books i have
whew thats quite alot see u guys in a few