Framed Ink

Framed Ink


  • Release: 2011
  • Publisher: Titan Publishing Company
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 128 page
  • ISBN: 0857681117
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Comic illustrations.

Framed Drawing Techniques

Framed Drawing Techniques


  • Release: 2019-07-12
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 136 page
  • ISBN: 1624650406
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No matter what stage artists are in their careers, "it's necessary to look toward the future eager to learn and to be better every day," writes artist and best-selling author Marcos Mateu-Mestre (Framed Ink, Framed Perspective Vol. 1 & 2) in his latest book, Framed Drawing Techniques, which is packed with opportunities to do just that. In exquisite and thoughtful detail, Mateu-Mestre lays out distinct approaches to drawing in the book's chapters--The Ballpoint Pen, Graphite Pencil, The Digital Way, and The Gray Scale--outlining the benefits and challenges of each, and specific digital editing techniques that can be applied to one's work in all the mediums to achieve the greatest results. Alongside his important technical lessons, on everything from depicting reflected light on a character's hair to how to add rain to dramatize a scene, is Mateu-Mestre's awe-inspiring artwork, which serves to educate and motivate artists of all levels to discover what incredible storytelling is possible with a single pen or pencil (or tablet).

Framed Ink 2

Framed Ink 2


  • Release: 2020-12-18
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 128 page
  • ISBN: 1624650538
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The highly anticipated follow-up to Framed Ink from Marcos Mateu-Mestre, Framed Ink 2 provides insight into another compositional tool that Marcos uses every day to create his amazing artwork--the energy within the working frame. In each piece of art, regardless of its format, one must consider essential factors such as the push-pull, tension-relaxation, pressure-release, balance and imbalance that happen inside the working area to support our storytelling. All of these factors apply in any aspect ratio, whether it be horizontal, vertical or square, each a format to consider when working in the movie, gaming, animation and graphic novel industries, which in our day and age can be presented through a variety of outlets such as a movie theater, home theater, social media and a number of personal devices. Marcos encourages and educates us on how not to be limited by the format but to embrace and rise to the challenge of designing for each format. A perfect accompaniment to his prior releases Framed Ink, Framed Perspective Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 and Framed Drawing Techniques, this book will take a reader's knowledge base to the next level and allow them to build on their expertise as an effective visual storyteller.

Sunnyville Stories

Sunnyville Stories


  • Release: 2014-03-01
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  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 200 page
  • ISBN: 0989069605
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Rusty Duncan and Samantha Macgregor continue their adventures in a small town called Sunnyville.

Framed Perspective Vol  1

Framed Perspective Vol 1


  • Release: 2016-09
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 228 page
  • ISBN: 1624650309
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Perspective is a discipline often set aside when it comes to general art study, though it is essential to master in order to produce any piece of art that is and feels realistic. As intimidating as perspective may seem, best-selling author and artist Marcos Mateu-Mestre delivers each lesson in an accessible and informative way that takes the mystery out of achieving successful scenes.

Framed Perspective Vol  2

Framed Perspective Vol 2


  • Release: 2016-06-01
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  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 120 page
  • ISBN: 1624650325
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Building on the foundation established with the first book in the series, Framed Perspective 2 guides artists through the challenging tasks of projecting shadows in proper perspective on a variety of environments and working with characters in perspective set in particular situation or setting. Author and artist Marcos Mateu-Mestre reveals the many techniques and mechanics he has used to become proficient in such endeavors, including using anatomy, shadows, and clothing folds to define the shape and volume of characters within an environment. He also shares how to effectively observe a model or object to extract the right amount of information to then translate it into an impactful graphic and visual image, the goal of every visual storyteller.

Professional Storyboarding

Professional Storyboarding


  • Release: 2013
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 257 page
  • ISBN: 9780240817705
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Storyboarding is a very tough business, and a new storyboarder really needs to have their wits about them and have professional savvy to survive in this competitive field. Storyboarding: Rules of Thumb offers highly illustrative examples of basic storyboarding concepts, as well as sound, career-oriented advice for the new artist. This book also features a number of veteran storyboard artists sharing their experiences in the professional world.

Perspective  for Comic Book Artists

Perspective for Comic Book Artists


  • Release: 1997
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 176 page
  • ISBN: 9780823005673
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Teaches comic book artists about artistic perspective, covering one, two, and three-point perspective, using circles, drawing the human figure, and explaining the horizon and vanishing point

Color and Light

Color and Light


  • Release: 2010-11-30
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 9780740797712
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From New York Times best-selling author of the Dinotopia series, James Gurney, comes a carefully crafted and researched study on color and light in paintings. This art instruction book will accompany the acclaimed Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn’t Exist. James Gurney, New York Times best-selling author and artist of the Dinotopia series, follows Imaginative Realism with his second art-instruction book, Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter. A researched study on two of art's most fundamental themes, Color and Light bridges the gap between abstract theory and practical knowledge. Beginning with a survey of underappreciated masters who perfected the use of color and light, the book examines how light reveals form, the properties of color and pigments, and the wide variety of atmospheric effects. Gurney cuts though the confusing and contradictory dogma about color, testing it in the light of science and observation. A glossary, pigment index, and bibliography complete what will ultimately become an indispensible tool for any artist. This book is the second in a series based on his blog, gurneyjourney.com. His first in the series, Imaginative Realism, was widely acclaimed in the fantastical art world, and was ranked the #1 Bestseller on the Amazon list for art instruction. "James Gurney's new book, Color and Light, cleverly bridges the gap between artistic observation and scientific explanation. Not only does he eloquently describe all the effects of color and light an artist might encounter, but he thrills us with his striking paintings in the process." --Armand Cabrera, Artist

Layout and Composition for Animation

Layout and Composition for Animation


  • Release: 2013-03-01
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 459 page
  • ISBN: 9781136769207
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First published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.