Book Review: Gesture Drawing Vol 3 by Ryan Woodward

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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.

Gesture Drawing Vol 3 is a book on gesture drawing, figure drawing. 222 pages.

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:

This book is available at conteanimated.com and Basheer Graphic Books.

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This book is available at conteanimated.com and Basheer Graphic Books.

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Dear Parka

Dear Parka

Do you may be know if Basheer has this book still on stock. Can't find it unfortunately on the their homepage...and it seams to be be not possible to send them an email.... can't get through...Thanks for your help. karsten
P.S. It still possible to buy it in the states, but there I have more transport cost than the book is costing. Doesn't make sense...

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