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Force: Character Design from Life Drawing by Mike Mattesi

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Preface

The book you hold in your hands is a first of its kind. There are figure drawing books and there are character design books but there is no book that explains the bridge between the two. From my own work experience, this I have found is one very important bridge, a bridge of inspiration!

In high school, I remember refusing to look up reference for the comic books and other art projects I was working on. I thought that was uncreative and cheating. I could not have been further from the truth. In my own professional history, now spanning sixteen years through film, television, and video games, I know that when I am cornered with the lack of an idea or my own repetitive thoughts, I look up reference! The more I know about my subject, the ...

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