Einführung in das perspektivische und figürliche Zeichnen




“Perspective! for Comic Book Artists” by David Chelsea
The book is itself a comic and covers the subject of perspective drawing to an amazing depth (no pun intended).
“Dynamic Anatomy” by Burne Hogarth
Brillantly illustrated book created by a legend of the american comic industry.
“Die Gestalt des Menschen” by Gottfried Bammes
Well structured boo on drawing the human form.

Weiterführende Literatur

“Drawn to Life” Volumes 1 and 2 by Walt Stanchfield
The lectures of Walt Stanchfield compiled into two volumes. These are wonderful books with a lot of really deep knowledge about effektive and expressive drawing for animation.
“The Illusion of Life” by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston
Another book packed with methods and insights straight from the industry leader.
“The Animator’s Survival Kit” by Richard Williams
The title is self-explanatory. The books contains the essential knowledge about the art (and craft) of classic animation.
“Imaginative Realism” and “Color and Light” by James Gurney
Both books are very insightful concerning their subjects. Gurney describes in detail how to achieve outstanding results using professional methods (imho most important: the use of maquettes).
“Shadowline” by Iain McCaig
The author is a legend of concept art and storytelling and the book doesn’t only present his work, but also, wrapped into a story of a fictional journalist who is trying to interview McCaig, teaches the reader about these subjects.
“The Skillful Huntsman” by Khang Le, Mike Yamada, Felix Yoon and Scott Robertson
A book about visualisation of a story, leading the reader through the whole process with an examplary visualisation of one of the story of the brothers Grimm – thus the title “the skillful huntsman”. Some excellent methods here.