Christopher Hart - Drawing Cutting Edge Anatomy
Found this on my harddrive, I’m not sure if I downloaded the pdf as a joke or as legitimate help. But copy-pasting the same body for a woman is /not/ how you draw. I was scrolling through this with pretty good hopes that this was going to be a decent explanation of the comic medium in general and how anatomy can be pushed without falling into Esher girl territory.
Take most “Lets draw design comic characters” books with a huuuge grain of salt.
God this is awful.
Not just for the obviously terrible dessign on female bodies, but for the male bodies as well. Fat guy = comedy relief OR villain. Period. Wtf…
Can you believe I actually had these handed out to me in two of my classes while I was in college taking illustration electives? I responded by making this character design for Reggie for one of them.
They were kind enough to point out different ways I could ‘fix’ her by making her more feminne. I think this was the only time I was actually pissed off by a critique.
Note: I have nothing against critique, I love getting it honestly. I do however have a problem with the idea that she would be ‘fixed’ or ‘better’ of a character by being prettier or ‘girlier’. She’s not supposed to be, that’s the point.
I was absolutely blown away by the response to the last batch, so I here’s the other half! I wanted to give a bit more info this time too. These are some assets for a game the company I work for will be releasing some time in April. It’s been a heck of an adventure, and an exciting one at that. I’ll release some more goodies when the game comes out for the iPad next month.
(c) Involution Studios, Painting and Illustration is both mine and Marr’s (MarinaYoshi@DA)
Edit: Also, I’d totally love to know if you guys have any favorites, I’m also up for questions if there are any!
I think I had something pithy to say about this once, but that was before it was 2am. It was something about vectors and hating them.
Anyways, time to submit and cross my fingers!
edit: Actually, submitting will require a lot of writing. At least this portion is done. :I