Reading List

Michelle’s Must Reads

  • Framed Ink: Drawing and Composition for Visual Storytellers by Marcos Mateu-Mestre
  • Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels by Scott McCloud
  • Drawing Words and Writing Pictures: Making Comics: Manga, Graphic Novels, and Beyond by Jessica Abel
  • Beginner’s Buide to Digital Painting in Photoshop from 3dtotal Publishing
  • Character Mentor by Tom Bancroft

Haven’t Read Yet But Come HIGHLY Recommended

  • Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter by James Gurney
  • The Skillful Huntsman: Visual Development of a Grimm Tale at Art Center College of Design by Khang Le
  • Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn’t Exist by James Gurney
  • Directing The Story by Fancis Glebas
  • Prepare to Board! by Nancy Beiman

Useful for Reference

  • Comic Artist’s Photo Reference: People & Poses by Buddy Scalera
  • Facial Expressions: A Visual Reference for Artists by Mark Simon

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