The Simpsons Handbook: Secret Tips from the Pros
Here is a rare homage to the art of classic 2–D animation and the time–honored method of hand–drawing characters that come alive on the silver screen. The creator of "The Simpsons" and "Futurama," reveals the art of brilliant character design, backgrounds, and prop art in this lavishly detailed handbook that unveils the complex secrets behind the deceptively simple and universally loved Simpsons characters. With creative insights, artists' sketches, helpful insider hints, and step–by–step instructions, enter the imagination of "master doodler" Matt Groening and receive some professional "how–to" advice from many of the animators and directors who have made "The Simpsons" the longest–running animated show and situation comedy in television history. In our technological era when animation has become increasingly digitalized, this unique handbook records the genesis of some of the most extraordinary examples of the art of hand–drawn animated characters.
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haven't watched this show in years, but ran across this book in the book store, I'm 21 so I grew up with this show, and I'm also a graphic designer, so one thing I always drew as a kid was the simpsons, and this book goes in to in-depth detail, about how to properly draw each character, from an animators point of view, with tons of references, this is the best drawing book i've come across in years
this book gives you step-by-step drawings into each character. the exclusive part of the book is that it gives all you need to know about drawing the simpsons family. it shows you how to draw backgrounds, props, and costumes for the family. it also shows you the size you need to know about the characters. there's also a big surprise you would know in the back of the book. if you want to know there are some extra tips that are for the side characters.