A thematic sequel to How To Draw the Marvel Way?  Depends if you consider the original a book about process or a book about comics process.

Now being solicited for April 2019 (yes, the bookstore solicitation cycle is juuuuuuust a bit longer than the Direct Market), How to Paint Characters the Marvel Studios Way purports to be “Within the stunning pages of this keepsake book, readers will learn these artists’ favorite tools of the trade, their tips for visual character development, their process of collaborating with filmmakers and other artists on the team, and the costume and props departments—and how it all comes together to create seamless film designs!”

Which is to say, how to visually design characters for movies.  It probably has more in common with costume design than tips on page structure, if you’re following me here.

Still, if you’re landing on the film side of the superhero coin, this looks to be a significant art book release.

Official PR follows:

Black Panther. Thor. Captain America. You’ve seen them fight on the big screen—now, you can paint them yourself! While celebrating the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel invites fans of all ages to learn the tips and tricks of painting your favorite super heroes from the masters themselves…with a brand-new book called How to Paint Characters the Marvel Studios Way!

In this beautiful hardcover, you’ll discover insights from some of the industry’s leading concept artists. Ryan Meinerding, Charlie Wen, Andy Park, Jackson Sze, Rodney Fuentebella, Anthony Francisco and more of the artists behind The Marvel Studios Visual Development team will share their method behind creating iconic designs for all your favorite characters, from Captain Americato Black Panther!

Within the stunning pages of this keepsake book, readers will learn these artists’ favorite tools of the trade, their tips for visual character development, their process of collaborating with filmmakers and other artists on the team, and the costume and props departments—and how it all comes together to create seamless film designs! Each five-ten page “character study” will take readers on a step-by-step journey through the artist’s approach to bringing a specific hero or villain to life. Not only will readers get a sense of how each artist works, from their tools to their process, they’ll also get to see how a character’s design was created—from blank page to a final approval!

Don’t miss How to Paint Characters the Marvel Studios Way, coming this spring!

How To Paint Characters the Marvel Studios Way
ISBN: 978-1-302-91314-4
On Sale 4/17/2019
Cover art by Ryan Meinerding, Andy Park, Jackson Sze, Anthony Francisco & Rodney Fuentebella (cover not final)

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