Draw With Jazza - Creating Characters : Fun and Easy Guide to Drawing Cartoons and Comics
About the book
Imagine, Design and Draw Your Own Characters! Draw With Jazza YouTube star Josiah Brooks breaks down an easy-to-follow method that will help you to invent and draw original characters time and time again. Whether sci-fi or steampunk, comic book heroines or tattooed action heroes, animal familiars or alien races, you will discover the limitless possibilities of creating your very own characters for comic books, cartoons, video games and more! No matter what your skill level, you can draw from concept to finished art with confidence. Jazza shows you how as he walks you through The Design Process! Discover. Learn techniques just like the pros use for developing characters--their backstory, personality and physicality; decide your drawing style; and explore and organize your inspiration. Design. Use brainstorm sketching to refine your character's persona. Use simplified lines and shapes to draw men and women, practice poses and play with body shapes, sizes, ages and outfits. Develop. Refine your best ideas by choosing features, color schemes, settings and context to reflect your end goal. Deliver. Finish your concept art with character turnarounds, expression sheets, pose variations and more to create a complete picture of your characters and their world.
Josiah Brooks Biography
Josiah Alan Brooks (born 20 April 1989), known online by the mononym Jazza, is an Australian YouTuber, artist, animator, and presenter best known for his art tutorials, challenges, and animations. As of September 2022, his five YouTube channels have collectively reached over 1.27 billion total video views and 6.79 million subscribers.
CareerBrooks was born as the fifth of six children. He grew up in Victoria, Australia. At 12 years old he became interested in art/sketches/drawings, and began practicing drawing. He used Jazza as his username and moniker for his Hotmail account. During high school, he began drawing and animating in Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe Flash. He said he would look forward to spending time in the school library or lunch period where he could draw and create his own realities.In 2006, when he was 17, he started getting sponsorships from websites for animations, and after graduating high school, he got into producing animation and online video games. He had joined Newgrounds in 2003, and submitted his first game there in 2006. The games were developed using Adobe Flash.In 2011, he saw that Flash animations were in decline, around the time of the "iPhone era". He looked at his old YouTube channel and noticed that his art tutorial videos had received the most views. In 2012 he created a new channel which he called Draw with Jazza. He said, "People go online looking for tutorials on how to draw. ... Whenever I looked there was nothing good... they had loud music and voice-overs or were slow and boring." He started with tutorials on drawing the human anatomy. The videos were filmed with a simple webcam and microphone and had minimal editing. His tutorials have garnered success in views and have also attracted people to his freelance animation business.Draw with Jazza videos are uploaded weekly. Topics are mainly drawing tutorials, but also include character designs, speed painting, and art competitions. He presents "art challenges" of various kinds. He inserts comedic commentary over his art project videos. He has also reviewed art software and equipment. His secondary channel Daily Jazza includes daily vlogs where he talks with his community about major events occurring in his life, or behind the scenes looks into his projects. Other channels he has created include It's Tabletop Time, launched in 2015, where he plays role-playing games with his friends; JazzaStudios, where he releases animated shorts; JosiahBrooksMusic, for his original music videos.He describes his art style as cartoon-like, but has also tried to extend to comic books. His biggest influence was Christopher Hart, an artist who authors many how-to-draw books. He and Hart would later collaborate to manage Hart's YouTube channel. Other influences include Internet animators Adam Phillips, Bernard Derriman, James Farr, James Lee and Johnny Utah.In 2014, his YouTube channel reached 100,000 subscribers. It was at this time he was able to switch to treating ... Read full biography
|Publisher:||F&W Publications Inc|
|Languages:||| English ||
|Publication date:||Nov. 8, 2016|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||United States|