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Book Review: Foundations in Comic Book Art SCAD Creative Essentials

Front Cover for Foundations in Comic Book Art by John Paul Lowe


As an illustrator, I’m always interested in learning new techniques for my art, and Lowe doesn’t disappoint. The information provided in the book is presented pleasingly–both through illustrations and directions. Lowe covers the basics of perspective and the essential information for pen and brush inkings. The book follows a format of teaching materials followed by exercises for the artist to accomplish. It is important to note that the book is not a “how to” for one to learn how to draw comic books. The book truly provides foundational information regarding fundamental tools and techniques in art.

The step-by-step directions and beautiful design of the book make it easy for even the most beginner of artists. I highly recommend the book for any artist or prospective artist who desires more guidance and growth with their craft.

Below are some more images from the book.


Back of the book.




Learning to identify horizon lines.


Perspective exercises in the book.
Perspective exercises in the book.

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Disclaimer: I received this free book from Blogging for Books for this review. I’ve provided my honest opinion and experience with the book.

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