Ryan Woodward is a storyboard artist and animator. I'm a big fan of his work. You just have to visit his website to see the amazing sketches and fluid animation that he creates.
It's not enough to talk about him without mentioning Bottom of the Ninth, an animated comic on the iPad that he has created. It's one of the best comics I've read. My short review for that would be: Go get it.
The sketches inside are wonderful. The figures are drawn so gracefully and stylishly. You know a top animator at work when you look at how the figures are posed. The posture, form, action, light and shadows are captured nicely.
There are occasional drawing tips but the drawings serve as the bulk for inspiration.
Also included is a behind-the-scenes look at how he created his 2d animated short called Thought of You.
Highly recommended to animators, artists who draw characters.
If you like this book, also check out:
- Force: Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators
- Figure Drawing: Design and Invention
- Henry Yan's Figure Drawing (Techniques and Tips)
This below is Thought of You