FORCE: Dynamic Life Drawing: 10th Anniversary Edition – CRC Press Book. Mike Mattesi’s 10th anniversary edition of FORCE will teach readers how to put Whether you are an illustrator, animator, comic book artist, or student, you’ll learn . om Force This page intentionally left blank om Force Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators Michael D. Mattesi Visit. Force: Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators Capture the force in your life drawing subjects Mike Mattesi is the owner and founder of Entertainment Art Academy.

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Draw the verbs of the figure. You never turn your body first. Every week, at least one new video goes up on the site, and there are many more to froce. Newsprint is cheap and the smooth paper with wax is a slick and smooth sensation.

If a figure is drawn out of only straight lines it has no energy, and if it is all cur ves it lacks strength and structure. In time you vorce understand the operation of a whole limb, like the wrist to the shoulder. Overlap helps divide the back into left and right halves. Here is a cur ve against a straight and a cur ve to give us a play of forces.

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Now we see that the pose is about the inward thrust of the lower ribcage against the upward energy in the right arm. The cur ve represents an upward force while the straight tells of the hard surface on the bottom of both forms. It starts with you and your humanity. I’d been trying to learn anatomy and to work from references in order to draw realistic figures from memory, but my work was too stiff.


Above is an example of Mike D. This happens after understanding the traditional ways of drawing it. If you read ‘The natural way to draw’ by Kimon Nicolaides and liked it, this is the next step.

It changed the face of American traditional animation. Feb 22, Ian rated it liked it. The animqtors body happens to be a little more complicated than just boxes and cylinders, though.

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Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators fellow human being, you know that you take on the same physiology when you feel sad. Animation is also a hierarchical process. It reminds me of looking out a window in New York City. Notice again how applied force moves across the line of balance of the figure. Draw 3 is the same as 2. Where does all of this start? The limbs of the mixhael body, although always paired, have asymmetry within themselves. His right arm has extreme foreshortening at 2.

Take what you understand and agree with and use it to further yourself.


It’s best if you couple it with figure drawing poses from online resourses I’ve found at least 2 youtube channels dedicated to this so you’ll immediately put to practice the lessons you learn.

Foundational knowledge of anatomy is required to fully appreciate and follow along with the lessons. See the interior line work that sculpts the models forms. Explore our site to learn what drawing with FORCE is all about and get started with a membership or a one-on-one art mentorship! The leap that students take in this process is inspiring!

We go from big ideas first and then to specifics. It can create a new awareness in your day-to-day life. Pay attention to the location of the natural centre on the forms you understand. Books by Michael D.

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Boring drawings occur because you have not created a vast enough library of reference from years of drawing from life. Already read this title? Gravity is the reason we have rhythmic balance in our bodies.