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You Can Draw Transforming Robots Paperback – Jul 8 2004

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Mecha and Transfomers fans - buy this now! Aug. 23 2004
By tongpakfu - Published on
Format: Paperback
I've purchased every English-language how-to draw manga book I could find pertaining to mecha. This one ranks near the top.

Some books I've seen give good instruction on the step-by-step of how to draw, but are lacking in inspired designs. Others have good art, but are lacking in teaching you the thought process and steps needed to render your own work-they're just showcases.

Jackson-sensei manages to accomplish both his roles as teacher and source of inspiration. The book includes everything from what equipment to buy to get started to how to add character and personality to a mech.

The book covers a tough subject: transforming robots. Yet it manages to convey its concepts clearly in a manner highlighted by beautiful art.

Mr. Jackson ought to get a job at Hasbro or Takara. His designs definitely follow a the "Transformers" design philosophy, yet are unique in their detailing. The transformations look like they really work too.

What made me happiest was the last page, which promises a forthcoming volume titled "You Can! Draw Mecha".
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Why "You Can Draw Transforming Robots" gets 5 stars. March 12 2007
By Wade Harris - Published on
Format: Paperback
"You Can Draw Transforming Robots" is an excellent resource for the Amateur or Professional artist. This book thoroughly examines almost all of the different types of Transforming Robots, from the unforgettable Optimus Prime Mack Truck to the Valkyrie style Robots from the Macross Saga. Each type of Transforming Robot is broken down into its simple shapes, making it easy to understand just exactly how the Robots Transform. Once you understand the Transformations of the Robots the book then gradually adds detail to the Robot to show you the multiple levels of intricacy, until you see the robots final detailed form. If you love Transforming Robots like I do, you will definitely want to pick up this book.
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Simply ... amazing July 26 2006
By Ramzy Altaweel - Published on
Format: Paperback
When I received the book and looked at it, all I could see are just boxes, page after page, BUT I WAS WRONG.

Drawing transformers are not simple, but after I read this book page after page, I realized that these boxes transformed into ROBOTS I dreamed to draw ... SO, this book is like the bible of understanding how to draw Transformers, the author are incredibly simplifying this amazing art...

My advice! It's for young and adults artist for sure.