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Bart Sears' Drawing Powerful Heroes: Brutes & Babes! The definitive, collected how-to-draw lessons from the comic art master.
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DRAWING POWERFUL HEROES and The Art of BART SEARS
DRAWING POWERFUL HEROES and The Art of BART SEARS

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.

Drawing Powerful Heroes: Brutes and Babes
Drawing Powerful Heroes: Brutes and Babes

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. 

POWERFUL STRETCH GOALS!

Thanks to your support we have successfully unlocked many different Stretch Goals! We can reach them all with your help!

Powerful Stretch Goals!
Powerful Stretch Goals!

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.

Learn proportion and structure.
Learn proportion and structure.

 

 

Learn the steps from the thumbnail sketch to final pencils.
Learn the steps from the thumbnail sketch to final pencils.

 

 

Learn how to tag your character with different body types.
Learn how to tag your character with different body types.

 

 

Learn why detail is important in character design.
Learn why detail is important in character design.

 

 

Thumbnail rough to final inks: Deathstroke cover!
Thumbnail rough to final inks: Deathstroke cover!

 

 

The process, from pencils to color!
The process, from pencils to color!

 

 

How rough drawing becomes final pencils.
How rough drawing becomes final pencils.

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.

Toy sculptural drawing - Marvel Legends Wolverine.
Toy sculptural drawing - Marvel Legends Wolverine.

 

Toy sculptural drawing - Cable: Underwater.
Toy sculptural drawing - Cable: Underwater.

 

C.O.P.S. year three concept drawing - The Bug.
C.O.P.S. year three concept drawing - The Bug.

                                      

G.I. Joe vehicle driver design drawings.
G.I. Joe vehicle driver design drawings.

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.

The Black Book: The Art of BART SEARS
The Black Book: The Art of BART SEARS

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.

"X-O Manowar" wraparound cover, pencils.
"X-O Manowar" wraparound cover, pencils.

 

Wizard Magazine #19 cover image.
Wizard Magazine #19 cover image.

 

X-Men commission artwork.
X-Men commission artwork.

 

Wizard Magazine #9 dressed cover and illustration by Bart "Wittman" Sears.
Wizard Magazine #9 dressed cover and illustration by Bart "Wittman" Sears.

 

Judge Dredd cover art.
Judge Dredd cover art.

 

"Blade" #1 cover art, pencils.
"Blade" #1 cover art, pencils.

 

Iron Man commission.
Iron Man commission.

Original Art Sketch examples by Bart Sears!

Interior Art Pages!

Interior Art Reward Pages
Interior Art Reward 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. 

Links: 
Youtube: https://youtu.be/z4AhlgixbK8 
Instagram: http://instagram.com/ominous_press
Facebook: http://facebook.com/ominouspress
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ominouspress/
Web: www.ominouspress.com

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. 

                         THANK YOU!

 

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.

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    Drawing Powerful Heroes DIGITAL EDITION

    Bart Sears' Drawing Powerful Heroes: Brutes and Babes! Get the entire book filled with how-to-draw lessons, tutorials, and artwork in one easy Digital Download. Keep it on your digital device for easy reference!

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    Drawing Powerful Heroes PRINT EDITION

    Bart Sears' Drawing Powerful Heroes: Brutes and Babes! Get the entire book filled with how-to-draw lessons, tutorials, and artwork complete with a beautiful new cover illustrated by Bart Sears. Also receive a DIGITAL EDITION for display on your digital devices for easy reference!

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    Black Book: The Art of Bart Sears

    Receive the first ever Black Book: The Art of Bart Sears, from Ominous Press. Comic art, illustrations, concept art, toy design and more, past and present in both black & white and color. Black Book is filled with Bart's most incredible work from the last three decades. Never before has there been a more awesome collection of powerful art... get your Bart Art!

    + DRAWING POWERFUL HEROES, both Print and Digital Editions.

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    Bart Sears Original HEAD SKETCH

    Bart Sears hand-drawn, inked HEAD SKETCH.

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    + Black Book, The Art of BART SEARS
    (Sketch examples in the description. Character of Bart's choice. Trust us, you'll dig it!)

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    Bart Sears Original HALF-FIGURE SKETCH

    Bart Sears hand-drawn, inked HALF-FIGURE SKETCH.

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    + Black Book: The Art of Bart Sears
    (Sketch examples in the description. Character of Bart's choice. Trust us, you'll dig it!)

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    Bart Sears Original FULL-FIGURE SKETCH

    Bart Sears hand-drawn, inked FULL-FIGURE SKETCH.

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    + Black Book, The Art of BART SEARS
    (Sketch examples in the description. Character of Bart's choice. Trust us, you'll dig it!)

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    Bart Sears Original INTERIOR ART PAGE

    Bart Sears hand-drawn INTERIOR ART PAGE. One of a kind original.

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    (Interior Page examples in the description. Bart's choice. Trust us, you'll dig it!)

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    Bart Sears ORIGINAL FULL-FIGURE SKETCH!

    Bart Sears hand-drawn, inked FULL-FIGURE SKETCH!

    +DRAWING POWERFUL HEROES, Both Print and Digital Editions
    + Black Book, The Art of BART SEARS
    (Sketch examples in the description. Character of Bart's choice. Trust us, you'll dig it!)

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    • Drawing Powerful Heroes DIGITAL EDITION
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    Bart Sears PRIVATE SKYPE SESSION

    A private, half-hour SKYPE session with BART SEARS. Have your art reviewed, ask questions, talk comics and sequential art... it's your half-hour!

    + DRAWING POWERFUL HEROES, both Print and Digital Editions.
    + Black Book, The Art of BART SEARS

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    Bart Sears Original Art COVER

    Bart Sears hand-drawn COVER. From one of Bart's most recent published covers. Don't miss out! Amazing Value!

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    (Cover examples in the description. Bart's choice. Trust us, you'll dig it!)

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    Drawing Powerful Heroes ORIGINAL COVER

    Bart Sears' Drawing Powerful Heroes: Brutes and Babes ORIGINAL COVER ART. Be the only one in the Universe to own the actual cover art to the cover of this epic book!

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