I recently contributed illustrations to a book published out of the UK called "Whoosh! How to get Motion Into Your Drawings". I think I learned more reading it than contributing to it. The other artists are just phenomenal - it was very flattering to be asked to contribute.
The best cartoonists jam-pack their work with action that moves the story along. So how do you capture this kind of motion in your work? Whoosh! 250 Ways to Get Motion into Your Drawings can help. Cartoonist and illustrator Carlos Gomes Cabral shares his tips and tricks to help you create attention-grabbing drawings that practically leap off the pages.
- It's all in the details: sometimes simplicity, rhythm, the position of a shadow, the use of a speed line, or even an exaggerated expression can make all the difference. Cabral walks you step-by-step through 250 fantastic techniques, including:
- The importance of a good silhouette
- Using lines of action to help create character's gestures
- How to use basic shapes to suggest movement
- The best positions to increase drama in a scene
- How to tell a compelling narrative with art alone
And if all that isn't enough, ten great artists share their trademark secrets for bringing their own drawings to life! Whether you work digitally on a computer or at a drawing table with a good old-fashioned pencil, this book will help you develop the skills you need to create movement and drama--and take your dynamic drawing skills to a whole new level.
Here's a sneak peek: