Thursday, October 27, 2011

How to Draw Chiller Monsters, Werewolves, Vampires and Zombies by J. David Spurlock

Here's a great choice for a Halloween gift!  This book includes the artwork of Neal Adams, Kerry Gammill, Basil Gogos, David Hartman, Alex Horley, John Romitas Sr, Jim Steranko, and Wally Wood.  The foreword is by Rom Zombie.  How could you go wrong?

Watson-Guptill sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It was published in September, so you can get a copy at your local bookstore now.  If you have an aspiring illustrator in your midst, this is just the gift for them.

There are anecdotes and drawings from horror films; let them make their own nightmares come true!  Zombies, vampires, and other creatures of the night are broken down to the essentials of anatomical drawing and then they are shown how to distort it to make the monster.

This is not art for a child, but I bet a young adult would just love to draw their own Zombies.  Why not indulge their artistic abilities and see just how wild their imagination is?  You might have the next horror movie mogul living in your household, who knows?

Happy reading.

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