Thursday, February 7, 2013
Review of THE DC COMICS GUIDE TO PENCILLING COMICS by Klaus Janson
Photo Credit: Random House
Rating: 5 out of 5
THE DC COMICS GUIDE TO PENCILLING COMICS by Klaus Janson is a great book for fans of comic books and especially those interested in drawing comic books. Pencilling is the first stage in comic book making before moving on to inking, coloring, and lettering, so this a foundational text for anyone wanting to learn how to draw comic book characters and settings.
What I loved about this book is the time the author took to really break down the drawing process, especially for comic book art. From explaining the standard tools an artist needs to have, to showing how to draw faces and human anatomy, to understanding perspective in your drawings, to composition, angles, movement, etc, this book is a fun guide to learning how to draw well.
Because several of my favorite comic heroes are from the DC Universe, it was fun to see examples of heroes like Batman and Superman used throughout the text. THE DC COMICS GUIDE TO PENCILLING COMICS is a trustworthy resource for learning how to become a comic book artist.
Review copy provided by Watson-Guptill