You Can Draw "Transformers" Hardcover – Jul 4 2007
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I'm 25, and I really enjoyed the book, I felt a little goofy purchasing this at a local bookshop though; but oh well. We are always kids at heart, right?
Personally, I am a big fan of the early generation 1 characters (Season one and two primarily) and I was disappointed to see there were not enough drawings of them. It really is more nostalgia than instruction, because there isn't a lot of book for the price and I was expecting it to be be a little thicker, even for spiral bound.
That aside, there are some nice foldouts and tracing paper drawings of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Megatron, and some nice drawings of Jazz and Prowl to name a few of the best.
Overall a worthwhile purchase if you love the Transformers and want to flex your creative skills.
This is not a book that is simply full of 5-step 'copy this image' pages, but rather it focuses on teaching one artistic technique at a time - starting from basic pencil sketching of shapes and figures, and finishing with 'creating a comic'. The sections on drawing transformation sequences, dramatic action scenes, and inking and coloring were especially helpful.
The art in the book (there are plenty of examples) is nearly all by the excellent TF artist Guido Guidi, and is mainly based off the comic book artwork, rather than the cartoons or live action movie. However the techniques could easily be applied to any continuity, or indeed non-TF artwork as well. Overall a great book - easy to use, well organized, interesting, good value for money, lots of fun!