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Super Dynamic Drawing: Action and Karate

Super Dynamic Drawing: Action and Karate

Learn how to draw dynamic figures with artist and lecturer Takao Tsuruoka! A karate master himself, in this book he introduces techniques from this martial art as the base to draw a variety of action and fighting scenes. Running seen from various angles is also used as a starting point for many sport-related actions.


Chapter 1: The basics of drawing the human figure using gourds and fish
Chapter 2: Running is the base of action poses
Chapter 3: Karate is the base of action and battle scenes
Chapter 4: Basics of karate hand strikes
Chapter 5: Basics of karate leg and foot techniques
Chapter 6: Basics of karate flying kicks
Chapter 7: Basics of karate "kiai" shouts


    ■ by Takao Tsuruoka, edited by Tsubura Kadomaru

    ■ 257 x 190 mm / 184 pages

    ■ Published in April 2019

    ■ ISBN: 9784798619200

    ■ Japanese title: 躍動するスーパーデッサン アクション・空手編

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


    Takao Tsuruoka is an artist, lecturer, and 6th Dan karate master. He has worked as an artistic director for Toei Animation for 9 years and as a lecturer at the Yoyogi Animation Academy for 22 years. In 2009 he founded his own drawing school, "Takao Tsuruoka Super Painting Class." In 2010 he became the president of the Nihon University College of Art Karate-do Goju Club.


    Tsubura Kadomaru has always loved drawing and sketching, and in middle and high school was the head of the school's art club. She protected the club, that had become a manga study group and Gundam get-together, and its members, raising creators who now work in the game and anime industry. She studied oil painting in the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Tokyo University of the Arts at a time when film studies and contemporary art were thriving. She has authored, edited, and conceived dozens of drawing manuals.

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