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Comic Artist's Photo Reference: Women and Girls [With CDROM] [Paperback]

By Buddy Scalera (Author)
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High-quality reference photos of women and girls of diverse ages, ethnicities, and body types are presented in various poses in this instructional guide for creating comic super heroes and villains, complete with a CD-ROM containing short videos and additional bonus material. Original. 10,000 first printing.

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Draw characters that leap off the page

1000+ poses

Whether a scene calls for your heroines to be sexy, scared or savage, "Comic Artist's Photo Reference: Women and Girls" will help them strike the right pose. With more than 1000 reference photos to choose from, you'll find the inspiration you need in to give your female characters attitude, believability and life.

Four models in a range of ages.
A wide variety of action, dramatic and casual poses, as well as facial expressions?from applying makeup and getting dressed to flying, shooting, punching and more
600 additional high-quality images on the companion CD-ROM
Four step-by-step demonstrations show how top artists use photo references in the creation of cutting-edge comic book art.
Working from these photos is a great way for beginners to improve their art. For more advanced artists, this book is a handy reference for mastering every nuance of gesture and form. It's the next best thing to having real, live superheroines in your studio (In some ways even better, because you can count on these models to be there when you need them )

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Impact
Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.91" Width: 8.57" Height: 0.43"
Weight:   1.37 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 14, 2008
Publisher   Impact
ISBN  160061003X  
ISBN13  9781600610035  
UPC  035313642081  

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More About Buddy Scalera

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Buddy Scalera is a comic and graphic novel writer, and he was the creator and editor of Wizard Entertainment's and websites. He is also known for his photography as the author of the bestselling "Comic Artist's Photo Reference" series (IMPACT Books) and CD-ROM series "Visual Reference for Comic Artists". He also self-publishes with After Hours Press. Scalera has hosted sessions on creating comics at online and Wizard School workshops at WizardWorld conventions; and he also wrote and hosted "ComixVision", a cable TV show explaining the comic hobby, for over four years. Visit his website

Buddy Scalera was born in 1967.

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7Books > Subjects > Comics & Graphic Novels > Authors, A-Z > Moore, Terry

Reviews - What do customers think about Comic Artist's Photo Reference Women And Girls?

Excellent Reference Book!  Sep 17, 2008
My artist has grown using this book as reference... Any aspiring artist should pick up this book!
Best modern artist reference available  Aug 31, 2008
This is really the best reference available for anyone who needs to realistically represent the human form in action. It's well-lighted, action shots are fantastic and really expose the musculature of the body in motion. There is no other single resource for artists with this much visual information in one place.
Great Reference Gouide (Womenand Girls)  Jul 20, 2008
I saw this book in Barnes and Nobles and as I flipped through it I said I have to get this book and its companion. I found a better deal here on this site and got the book in great condition.

The content was excellent and just what I have been looking for, since I am going to be working on My own comic line in the very near future.

I want to thank the models, publishers, and this sitefor allowing to obtain this reference guide.
Good Buy  Jun 5, 2008
One of the best photo reference books I've come across. I have it all stickied with post-its already. The CD-Rom is also packed with some good refs. I would've liked to see some more "group" shots but I'm not disappointed in the least with this book. I'd recommend it to anyone who likes to have a nice collection of female references handy on their shelf.

I can't wait for the "Men and Boys" version coming out!
Clean references for an aspiring artists  May 19, 2008
I've always found it difficult to find decent pictures of women doing poses similar to those found in comics and action movies, most reference books contain soft poses, nudity, small pictures, and no real writing on how the photos are applicable to rendering in illustration. This book contains some very unique poses and features poses from being in pain, flying, jumping, running, sword fighting, punching, kicking, dressing, and lighting a smoke. The book features at least four to six different models with different body builds (though none are really out of shape like the Fantasy Reference) and ages.
The only thing that could be improved to make the book better is to have a spiral back like the Fantasy Reference to keep damage on the spine to a minimal. The pros of this book are that all the photos are in color, the cd is amazing and features over a thousand photos contained in the book (which can be printed from a computer to take up a whole sheet of paper), and the shadows and poses in the book are exceptional. I found it worth its price and would recommend it to any aspiring artist that needs help with drawing women and girls.

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