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.
i like that basically u can see whats wrong with the way we view women just right here in “body shapes”
this is absolutely ridiculous
SEXISM IS OVER
This was submitted to me, but I’ve actually already posted this before, but it doesn’t hurt to reblog this for anybody who’s missed it. :)
Diversity. By Christopher Hart.
Yeah, let’s just assume all “how to draw” books are gonna suck. Especially “how to draw comics” ones.
There’s a lot of GOOD how to draw books out there. I have quite a few of them. Ej Su’s Mechaforce: Draw Futuristic Robots is really, really good. Fantasy Cartooning is another. Even How to Draw the Marvel way is a good how to book, even if some of the design philosophy is dated. 50 robots to draw and paint has a terrible title but it’s great for concept and ideas.
I wish the Christopher Hart books would just go to hell tho. They’re all really bad. We need a “How to draw 50 types of Heroines” with some really kick ass artists contributing. That would be something to Kickstarter.
we always tried to steer our nieces and nephews away from the Christopher Hart books and give them a good foundation… but the only one that was really interested in becoming an artist decided to go to school to become a chiropractor instead. XD
Oh god yeah, EJ’s book is pretty amazing.
Matt and Jessica’s Drawing Words and Writing Pictures is actually great too, and I’ve got Will Eisner’s Expressive Anatomy for Comics and Narrative and Carlson’s Guide to Landscape Painting and they’re both batshit insane.
But still, Sturgeon’s Law applies here.