About this project
The definitive How-to-Draw book from Bart Sears, and much more! This edition will be at least 136 pages, and with your help, expanding to a full 144-page hardcover, making it one of the best how-to-draw manuals ever published, perfect for beginners and more advanced artists alike. This edition, edited by Bart Sears himself, will be over-sized, measuring 8.5 x 11 inches.
Acclaimed comic artist Bart Sears taught an entire generation to draw with his Brutes and Babes column in Wizard Magazine, which was the bible of the comics industry for a decade. In the pages of Wizard, Bart presented dozens of drawing and storytelling tutorials, providing an expansive education in comic art and illustration.
Now, through this Kickstarter, Bart Sears is finally collecting all his influential drawing lessons. The classic Brutes and Babes lessons have been expanded, updated and revised, as well as re-designed for a more reader-friendly and eye-pleasing experience. Bart's tutorials delve into anatomy, storytelling, perspective, layout, design, breakdowns, body language, gesture, proportion, structure, and much, much more. Bart has also written and drawn five completely new lessons just for this collected edition.
We have a wide array of Rewards planned for this campaign, from a Digital Edition of Bart Sears' Drawing Powerful Heroes: Brutes and Babes! to rare opportunities to obtain original art from Bart Sears. With your help, we can bring this project to fruition.
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Bart Sears has been drawing comics professionally for 30 years, working for DC, Marvel, Valiant, CrossGen, Image, Dark Horse and a number of other publishers. His powerful, bold art style has graced titles including "X-O Manowar" and "Turok" for Valiant, and "Justice League Europe" and "Batman" for DC. He's also known for his many Wizard Magazine covers, and especially for his Brutes and Babes art tutorials that appeared in the magazine, inspiring a generation of artists.
Bart's talents have also been applied to toys, designing C.O.P.S., G.I. Joe, and WWE for Hasbro, Marvel Legends and X-Men for ToyBiz, as well as video games, producing concept art for Heatwave Interactive and Kalani Games.
BLACK BOOK: THE ART OF BART SEARS
As part of this project, we are also publishing the first volume of the Ominous Press Black Book series of art books. The initial volume, "The Art of Bart Sears," is the first comprehensive collection of Bart Sears artwork. The material collected ranges from published masterpieces to never-before-seen commissions, concept designs and much, much more. All of the art has been culled from Bart's files, selected personally by him.
This edition will be at least 96 pages and sized at a full 8.5 x 11 inches. The book will include published classics, as well as masterpieces never previously seen by the public.
Original Art Sketch examples by Bart Sears!
Interior Art Pages!
Team Ominous: The dream team gathered by Bart consists of designers, editorial staff, customer service and support staff to make sure your experience is the best it can be.
WHAT WE WILL USE YOUR MONEY FOR
Funds raised will be used to completely redesign the original Brutes and Babes columns, expanding and revising each. New artwork and content is also being created, making for the best package possible. The cost of printing these volumes will also be considerable.
Contact us: Click the icon for Bart Sears, and then Contact button. We are here to make your experience smooth and problem free.
Add-Ons: We are happy to assist with any add-ons through an over-pledge. Email us to let us know what you would like to add, and we will accommodate your request as best as Ominously possible.
International Shipping: When ordering from outside the United States, we can combine shipping for you to get the best rate possible.
Your participation is the driving force of this campaign. We very literally cannot do this without you. Our sincere thanks for considering us, and supporting us.
Risks and challenges
A portion of this project's production is pre-funded, so we have started on the considerable task of updating and redesigning.
The original Brutes and Babes lessons were printed years ago in magazine format. The lessons now need to be completely redesigned for a contemporary audience, and for the larger book format. New lessons also have to be written and drawn. We want to make sure the presentation is the best it can possibly be.
Bart and his team understand the trust that it takes for you to back his work. We will do everything we can to complete and ship the project on time. However, there is always a risk that unforeseen circumstances could delay the ship date for a short time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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