Force: Dynamic Life Drawing

Force: Dynamic Life Drawing : 10th Anniversary Edition

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Capture the force in your life drawing subjects with this practical guide to dynamic figure drawing techniques. Packed with superb, powerfully drawn examples, the updated third edition of FORCE features an all-new section on the "FORCE blob," dozens of fresh illustrations and, for the first time ever, videos, accessible on your phone or device via a free app. Watch, listen, and follow along as the author demonstrates the fundamental FORCE line and explains other key concepts of the book in real time. * Bring your work to life with rhythmic drawing techniques * Create appealing and dynamic poses in your drawings * Experience the figure's energy in three dimensional space * Use the asymmetry of straight and curved lines to clarify the direction of force in the body * Build on your foundational anatomy and figure drawing skills to animate your drawings Whether you are an illustrator, animator, comic book artist, or student, you'll learn to use rhythm, shape, and line to bring out the life in any subject as Mike Mattesi's infectious enthusiasm has you reaching for your pencils!show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 216 x 279mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • CRC Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 1 colour illustrations, 105 black & white line drawings, 83 colour line drawings
  • 1138919586
  • 9781138919587

About Mike Mattesi

Michael Mattesi has authored four FORCE books, published in numerous languages, utilized around the world to inspire and educate artists on the concept of FORCE. He has instructed FORCE Drawing for over twenty years and inspired thousands of artists. Simultaneously, Michael has been contributing his skills as a professional artist on numerous award-winning projects in varied capacities and has collaborated with Pixar, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Walt Disney Consumer Products, Marvel Comics, Hasbro Toys, ABC, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, DreamWorks/PDI, Zynga, The School of Visual Arts, Beijing University, Art Center, Scuola Internazionale di Comics, San Jose State University, The Academy of Art University, Nickelodeon, LeapFrog and many others. Michael s students occupy all fields of the art industry and have themselves gained prestige for their abilities. Michael lives in northern California with his wife and two daughters. Visit him at: and connect with Michael on Facebook at: with Mike Mattesi or email him directly:"show more

Table of contents

Seeing Life Forceful Form Forceful Shape Clothing On location Reportage Indexshow more