Spirit of the Pose (2nd Edition) (Paperback)
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Spirit Of The Pose is a fine art book featuring the dynamic figure sketches, philosophy and drawing advice of master draftsman and figure linguist Karl Gnass - drawing guru to the artists of the animation industry and to fine artists alike. This 2nd edition includes an extra 8-page instructional on hands and feet. The book is a high quality custom softback with flexibound stitched binding.
About the Author
Master figure artist Karl Gnass is one of the most sought-after teachers in Los Angeles, whose students include luminaries of the animation and CGI industries. Karl is author of three books, Spirit of the Pose, Spirit & Force, and Head Shots, a 112 page tutorial that dives deeply into Karl's unique approach to head drawing, while steeping his students in the classical skills, like form, tone, and volume. Simply described, Karl's imperative visual concepts and tools help even the most skilled artists find improvement in their work. "It's one thing to learn how to draw," says Karl. "It's another to learn how to see and interpret what you see using useful 2D and 3D conceptual tools." --Karl has been teaching drawing, painting, and storyboarding for over 40 years. He's taught at the American Animation Guild for almost 30 years, at Disney and Dreamworks for about 25 years, as well as Sony ImageWorks, Nickelodeon, and Warner Bros. Features Animation, among others. He storyboarded for Disney Television Animation, for DarkWing Duck, Gargoyles, and Aladdin Prince of Thieves. In film, he works as an Anatomical Dynamics Consultant, he developed the character expressions and anatomical breakdowns for Stuart in Stuart Little, and character breakdowns in Harry Potter. He worked with Glen Keane to develop a class to help CGI animators working on 'Tangled' to understand the dynamics of movement, and worked at Disney on 'Moana'.