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Perspective! for Comic Book Artists

by David Chelsea

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This clever book teaches artists the unique skill of drawing perspective for spectacular landscapes, fantastic interiors, and other wildly animated backgrounds to fit comic-strip panels.
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I've been trying to finish this one for more than a decade but wasn't motivated enough 'till now.

Great lessons in perspective, with great examples, easy to understand, exhaustingly so. Perfect for younger readers also.

The characters are a bit boring, and as a comic it's stiff. The perspectives are breathtaking and the teaching is superb but it lack the wonderful flow the McCloud books have.

Still it's an awesome addition to have to your library and incredibly useful. ( )
  Silenostar | Dec 7, 2022 |
Pretty amazing book, goes well beyond most tutorials found in other books. Most impressively, although he does not actually cover curvilinear perspective in this book, he steps up a foundational knowledge for learning it by debunking common myths about parallel lines and the horizon when drawing conic sections. If that made no sense, just know that if you ever want to do really wild perspective drawings (like the Earth from an airplane or the ceiling and floor of a room in the same picture), you will not have to unlearn any bad practices from reading this book. ( )
  seamus_j | Jun 30, 2022 |
A great way to demonstrate perspective and then you have to sit back and think of all the drawings (ie perspective) he had to make in this book. ( )
  DCavin | Aug 20, 2014 |
One of the better books out there on how to render perspective. David Chelsea shows Mug how to draw perspective and explains it through comic book form, much in the tradition of Scott McCloud's treatises on comics.

It breaks down everything in to simple language and exercises that are illustrated in its comic panels. Chelsea even goes on to point out facts about perspective that other books get wrong.

Seriously, if you draw comics, this is THE book for learning perspective. In fact, even if you don't draw comics and take up other forms of art (fine art, illustration, animation, etc), this is a handy book to have because of its easy breakdown of perspective. ( )
  maxwestart | Aug 13, 2013 |
One of the best works on learning perspective I've come across. I've had a very hard time learning perspective, and it was this book that helped me break through. The entire thing is in comic book format, which made it more visual than many other perspective books on the market, and I think that this is one of the main reasons why I was able to learn from this book and not from others. His writing -- and artwork! -- are very clear, which was also of great use to me. ( )
  winteryvisions | Sep 5, 2008 |
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