In 1978, Marvel first published How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way, written by Stan Lee with art by John Buscema and teaching aspiring artists how to draw their favorite comic book superheroes. A lot of time has passed and things have changed. Do kids even read comics anymore?! Well, yeah, but they tend to be books by Raina Telgemeier or books like Dog Man. When it comes to Marvel comics… eh, Disney farms out all the kids stuff to IDW, so take from that what you will.
But kids still love the Marvel Cinematic Universe, by golly, and Marvel is looking to train the next generation of movie artists with a new book called How to Paint Characters the Marvel Studios Way, hitting stores in April, 2019. A press release contains the finer details:
Black Panther. Thor. Captain America. You’ve seen them fight on the big screen—now, you can paint them yourself! While celebrating the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel invites fans of all ages to learn the tips and tricks of painting your favorite super heroes from the masters themselves…with a brand-new book called How to Paint Characters the Marvel Studios Way!
In this beautiful hardcover, you’ll discover insights from some of the industry’s leading concept artists. Ryan Meinerding, Charlie Wen, Andy Park, Jackson Sze, Rodney Fuentebella, Anthony Francisco and more of the artists behind The Marvel Studios Visual Development team will share their method behind creating iconic designs for all your favorite characters, from Captain America to Black Panther!
Within the stunning pages of this keepsake book, readers will learn these artists’ favorite tools of the trade, their tips for visual character development, their process of collaborating with filmmakers and other artists on the team, and the costume and props departments—and how it all comes together to create seamless film designs! Each five-ten page “character study” will take readers on a step-by-step journey through the artist’s approach to bringing a specific hero or villain to life. Not only will readers get a sense of how each artist works, from their tools to their process, they’ll also get to see how a character’s design was created—from blank page to a final approval!
Don’t miss How to Paint Characters the Marvel Studios Way, coming this spring!
How To Paint Characters the Marvel Studios Way
On Sale 4/17/2019
Cover art by Ryan Meinerding, Andy Park, Jackson Sze, Anthony Francisco & Rodney Fuentebella (cover not final)
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