Stan Lee’s books, Richard Williams’ books, Andrew Loomis’ books and The Illusion of Life.
These were some of the books (in increasing order of preference) that fascinated me when I used to do 3D and computer graphics. What little I can draw, I learnt from these books. I remember buying The Illusion of Life for 2,500 rupees when my salary was exactly cannot-afford-it-at-all per month. These books, they were glorious, brilliant, great!
I was pleasantly surprised to see that Richard Williams (The animator’s survival kit) and Stan Lee had also done instructional video versions of their books! Where was I? Why had I not seen this before?
The Richard Williams set is a little expensive today (when has that ever been an excuse?…hehe)
Happily enough, the Stan Lee set is available as a set of videos on YouTube. 🙂
Stan Lee and John Buscema made this video in 1988! Makes for really interesting viewing. 🙂
Here’s the complete set of videos:
- The Tools and The Terms of The Trade!
- The Secrets of Form! Making An Object Look Real!
- The Power of Perspective!
- Let’s Study The Figure!
- Let’s Draw The Figure!
- The Name of the Game is ACTION!
- Foreshortening! Drawing the Figure in Perspective!
- Drawing The Human Head!
- Draw Your Own Comic Book Page!
- The Comic Book Cover!
- The Art of Inking!