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Draw with Action Lines! - Dynamic Character Illustrations

Draw with Action Lines! - Dynamic Character Illustrations

Do your action drawings look stiff? Try using "action lines"!


Learn to use various types of lines as guides to create impactful and dynamic action illustrations. It’s a great technique used by top artists and anime studios and it can be applied to fights, group illustrations, and much more!


The book introduces various types of action lines and explains how to use them to compose layouts and pose characters.


Chapter 1: Basic action lines
Chapter 2: Practical application of action lines
Chapter 3: Designing action scenes


    ■ by Makoto Nakatsuka

    ■ 257 x 190 mm / 160 pages

    ■ Published in July 2020

    ■ ISBN: 9784798622675

    ■ Japanese title: アクションラインで描く! イキイキ動くキャラクターイラスト

    Buy on Amazon Japan


    Rights sold to Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Italy


    Makoto Nakatsuka is a manga artist, illustrator, and manga school lecturer. He mainly produces art in the American comics style.

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