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Frank Cho draws some more nekkid women by MichaelDooney
Frank Cho draws some more nekkid women
I am a big fan of 'how to draw' books. Most are not too helpful, but there are a hand full that are know, all the Andrew Loomis ones! But I can't resist flipping through any instructional art book, I am always hoping for some secret knowledge to be revealed I guess.
Comic artist Frank Cho just released his aptly titled; "Drawing Beautiful Women: The Frank Cho Method".
He was smart to stick to the topic (women)  that his fans want to see from him rather than broadening the focus to include more hands on how to draw information. 
I will bet that there will be a heck of a lot more fans of his art than aspiring artists that pick this one up. It is full of nice art for sure and has some interesting how to stuff for the actual artists. The book is kind of light hearted which is really a nice change from the seriousness of most art instruction books.
He covers anatomy, storytelling, painting, and even ball point pen rendering which is the first time I have ever seen that in a book.
There is some practical instructional info and there certainly are tons of scantily clad women, and some not clad at all ;)
If you are a fan of his work or if by chance you might be an artist yourself, I think that you will like this book. I thought that the price was really decent too, for what you get.
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new robert Mc Ginnis book is a keeper by MichaelDooney
new robert Mc Ginnis book is a keeper
I love art books but I have become more and more cautious about buying them without seeing the contents in person. So, I was happy to see that the contents of this new book on the awesome artist Robert McGinnis are pretty great and downright cheap IMO ;) (Wink) I picked up his previous book Tapestry, but this new one is even better. It shows the whole range of his paintings from pin ups to paperback covers to movie posters and western fine art paintings. If you have been on the fence about grabbing this one, consider this your permission to officially nab it...or add it to your Christmas list, you will not be disappointed :) (Smile)…
Phoenix con drawing by MichaelDooney
Phoenix con drawing
Drawing I did recently just to keep busy, 'cause some times you just wanna draw some classic X characters ;)
Magik con sketch by MichaelDooney
Magik con sketch
I did this at some con this year, can't really remember where ;)
I get asked all the time how to improve as an artist. I understand that people are looking for tricks and shortcuts, but I have looked far and wide and believe me, there just aren't any. All it takes is lots of pencil mileage. You learn to draw by drawing, it is a tired slogan but could not be more true. One thing that will help to keep you on the right track though is having good teachers. In this day and age, that doesn't necessarily mean in school. Great teachers can be found online, in videos, you tube and yes, kids in books. In my opinion there is no greater fundamental source of strong drawing teaching than there is to be found in the Andrew Loomis books. I get something out of them every time I crack them open. Luckily they are all back in print so head on over to Amazon and order them up...start with Figure Drawing for All it's WorthFigure Drawing for All It's Worth
if you want to get a taste, but believe me you will want them all.
Today marks a huge event for me and art students (like me!) everywhere....a long lost unpublished additional volume called "I'd Love to Draw" is finally in print. Loomis prepared it during his lifetime but it went unpublished till today. Alex Ross (yes THAT Alex Ross) a big fan of Loomis himself, stepped in and added additional stuff to flesh out the project. I'll be watching the mail box till my copy shows up ;)

I'd Love to Draw
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: 11 oclock comics
  • Reading: my comic stack
  • Watching: BLACKLIST
  • Playing: not a playa
  • Eating: din din
  • Drinking: bud


michael dooney
United States
I'm a freelance artist/toy designer so of course in my spare time I like to draw and paint ;)

Current Residence: New England, Earth
deviantWEAR sizing preference: medium
Favourite genre of music: Chick singers mostly
Favourite photographer: Peter Gowland
Favourite style of art: Brushy realism
Operating System: It's all about the Mac Baby
MP3 player of choice: teeny tiny ipod shuffle
Favourite cartoon character: Daffy Duck
Personal Quote: Think of many things, do one! And a fave by Edison, I never did anything worth doing by accident!

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Helldoggolem Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
Happy B-DAy!!! :)
shipain Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
:iconbummiesplz:Happy Birthday! Have your cake and eat it too
ei9 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
Happy B-day Mikey and may it reeks of total awesomeness and glory!
mhunt Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
Happy Birthday!
mintmocha15 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!!!!
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