19 May 2014

100 Artist to Teach you how to Draw

Here on DesignStack.co we have featured many different types of drawings from a lot of amazing artists, but for the fist time, we are writing about a book that teaches you how to draw. 21 Draw are launching an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for the book, 400 pages, that will come in Hard/Soft Cover or e-Book format. It includes 1000 unique drawings by 100 different Artists, contributing 10 Drawings each.
The Front Cover design, is being shaped with suggestions from the contributors. We have been promised an e-Book for one of our readers when it comes out in September. When we receive it, we will do an update article with details of a prize draw for one of our followers. Below are a selection of drawings (press them to enlarge them, not the first one) plus a video explaining more.

21 Draw describe themselves as a group of International Artists based in Sweden, collaborating with artists from Disney, Marvel, Dreamworks, Rockstar games,  Capcom, Sony and other giants of the entertainment and gaming industry from around the world.  If you want to join their Indiegogo campaign keep in mind it ends 31 May 2014.  If you want to buy the Hard or the Soft cover copies and If you live outside the US, you should checkout the postage before you buy.  21 Draw put, the high cost, down to the weight of the book, that is going to be about 4 pounds (1.8 Kg), they say they might be making a loss on most packages, but think it is worth it to get it to you quickly and safe.

Each artist will provide 10 Reference Drawings:
  • 2 Reference poses
  • 3 Action poses
  • 3 Facial expressions
  • 2 Hand gestures.  

Reference Poses:
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It will allow you to practice different styles of poses in different situations as different as the artist that have contributed to this book. Your knowledge of character design and anatomy will be greatly increased if you just use this one section of the book.

Action Poses:
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All of the most common action poses and angles are covered here, allowing you to compare the artists styles and technique, greatly improving your knowledge of movement and rhythm. 
Facial Expressions:
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All of the most common facial expressions at the coolest angles are covered, increasing your knowledge of how the head is constructed, and how expression is conveyed through features, angles and shadows. 
Hand Gestures:
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All of the most common hand gestures are covered at over 100 different angles. This will give you amazing references and improve your ability to draw hands and convey emotion through them. 
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Because this process is co-ordinated by 21 Draw, they are making sure that you get as much variety as you can in all the drawings, avoiding at the same time, overlaps from the different artists. You will get drawings of heroes/heroines, villains, cowboys and spacemen and many, many more common and uncommon characters. If all the different sections of this project, come together as 21 Draw have explained, this will be a formidable reference book for aspiring and established artists.  Let us know in the comment section, below, what you think about this book. 


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