Comic Artist’s Photo Reference: Men & Boys – Anatomy Book

Comic Artist’s Photo Reference: Men & Boys
by Buddy Scalera


Comic Artist’s Photo Reference: Men and Boys is the third in the series of photo reference books published by F+W’s Impact books. Like the other books of photo reference for artists, this one  includes  1,000+ photos in full color.

This volume features four men of different ages, body types, and ethnicity in superhero action poses. This is all-ages book or ebook that provides appropriate photo reference for comic artists. A guide and muse for your figure drawing and other cartooning designs.

If you want to draw mainstream comics or other superhero characters, you need to have a strong grasp of male anatomy. This book shows men of different ages in action poses, fighting stances, and other useful movements and poses. Pictures are shot with dramatic lighting and with interesting angles to keep you engaged and inspired.

If you stood at portfolio review and they told you to “work on your anatomy” then this book is the best educational investment for your art career. Comic book author and photographer Buddy Scalera includes useful art tutorials so you can practice and educate yourself all from the comfort of your art table. This book goes far beyond regular pose files and other art reference books. This is all about the specific needs of comic book creators. You need photographic reference of men and boys in superhero poses, this is going to be your favorite collection of posefiles. Buy this for you as you make comics. Buy it for your career in comic books.

The companion CD-ROM includes photos as well as short videos and bonus material. Extras are good.

The 144-page softcover book and CD-ROM package retails for $24.95 in major bookstores (ISBN-978-1-60061-004-2), comic book stores, Barnes & Nobles, and on Amazon.

Professional actors and models are in serious superhero poses. Many shots have unique angles and perspectives, designed to assist working illustrators.

Weapons and objects include:

  • Guns
  • Knives
  • Swords
  • Quarterstaff
  • Capes
  • Street clothes

The seven art demonstrations and educational tutorials include:

Edited by Amy Jeynes

These pose files are the ultimate photo reference for comic artists. If you are serious about your career in comics, invest in a resource that will help you break into comics.

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