Create your own slammin', street-smart comic art! Contains 28 step-by-step demonstrations in an edgy, high-impact style. Whether you're an aspiring comic-artist or you just wanna have fun drawing ... this book shows you how to rock it out in your own gritty, graffiti-influenced style. Start with simple shapes and stick figures and build up to full, fleshed-out dudes and babes with serious attitude! Draw a radical cast of 18 characters step by step, including hip hop artists, rappers, graffiti artists, DJs, skatekids, BMX riders, basketball players, snowboarders, Goth girls, fashionistas, punk rockers, and other urban subculture types. Express your characters' style with the coolest hairstyles, clothing, shoes, bling, hats, glasses, bags, piercings, tattoos and gear. Let your characters kick it in ultra-cool environments, from gritty cityscapes and zany interiors to wild and abstract backgrounds. From feet to facial expressions, you'll get lots of expert tips for awesome results. It's everything you need to create maximum-impact art that expresses your own sense of style and individuality ... Art that says, "I was here!"
About the Author John Lee describes his "style" as a melding of manga and old-school American animation with a dab of street graffiti mixed in. Born in Seoul, South Korea, he now lives in Flushing, New York, his inspiration coming from his Eastern origins combined with his western influences.