For today's in-demand figure artists - comic creators, animators, video game artists, concept designers, etc. - it is necessary to be able to quickly draw the human figure in a variety of action-packed poses. In Freehand Figure Drawing for Illustrators, David Ross shows readers how they can master freehand figure drawing without visual reference by using a modern twist on the classic technique of blocking out the human figure as a mannequin. Step-by-step lessons guide aspiring illustrators from basic poses (standing, running, jumping) to extreme motions (throwing punches, high kicking). For on-the-go artists, Freehand Figure Drawing for Illustrators allows them complete freedom to bring their figures to life at any time.
David H. Ross is an illustrator who has worked with all of the major North American comic book publishers including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Dark Horse Comics. He has produced storyboards for feature films, and prepared artwork and advised on special projects for television. He holds workshops on drawing for comic books (such as the Toronto Cartoonists Workshop) and, for the past five years, has acted as co-coordinator and instructor of a three-year Sequential Arts diploma program at Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art, and Design in Toronto, Canada.