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Best Character Design Books of 2022

Rhea
Sep 01, 2022
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Do you love the feeling of flipping through the CRISP pages of a BRAND-NEW hardcover art book? Inhaling that FRESH PAPER SCENT and getting completely immersed in some AMAZING ART?

Here at 21 Draw, we have an amazing range of art books that will give you just that!! (Believe me, I have tested them myself to make sure these fit these very important criteria).

You may be wondering which of our amazing books would best suit you. Here is everything you need to know!

Illustrator’s Guidebook

Front cover of "Illustrator's Guidebook" - A 21 Draw Book

We have recently released a SPECIAL EDITION hardcover of ‘Illustrator’s Guidebook.’ First published in 2016, this is one of the BESTSELLING learn-to-draw books on the market – with lessons by professional artists who have worked for Disney, Marvel, DC, Dreamworks, Pixar & more. ‘Illustrator’s Guidebook’ also raised over $200,000 on Kickstarter!

Inside of Illustrator's Guidebook Volume 1 - A book from 21 Draw
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This book will help you:

  • Increase your knowledge of anatomy & proportions
  • Learn from top industry professionals
  • Create awesome character designs
  • Create amazing landscapes & cityscapes
  • Ebook version delivered instantly to your email address

You can purchase ‘Illustrator’s Guidebook’ HERE NOW.

The Character Designer

Front cover of "The Character Designer" - A 21 Draw Book

‘The Character Designer’ is one fantastic LEARN-TO-DRAW book with lessons by industry legends from all over the world who have worked for Disney, Marvel, DC, Dreamworks, Pixar & more! The Character Designer was released in December 2019 and can be purchased here.

In this book, you will:

  • Learn unique methods to create awesome character designs
  • Master key coloring principles with the amazing LOISH
  • Age characters with the incredibly talented RODGON
  • Improve your gesture & posing drawing skills with Disney legend, TOM BANCROFT
  • Use squash & stretch to create awesome characters with WOUTER TULP
  • Master shape language & body proportions with RANDY BISHOP

Create your own caricatures with the talented and hilarious LOOPYDAVE

Inside of the book "The Character Designer" from 21 Draw
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2,408 amazing backers pledged $150,000 to The Character Designer Project! It is still one of our customers’ favorites today!

Buy The Character Designer NOW!

Illustrator’s Guidebook Volume 2

Front cover of Illustrator's Guidebook Volume 2 from 21 Draw

Our LATEST art tutorial book takes you from beginner to pro with a NEW awesome lineup of topics, including character design, light effects, anatomy, and more!

With lessons by top-notch masters in the field who have worked for Disney, Marvel, DC, Dreamworks, Pixar & more. This book is the sequel to our hugely successful Illustrator’s Guidebook – Vol 1 which raised more than $200,000 on Kickstarter.

This is the perfect art tutorial book for the budding artist or seasoned pro.

Inside of Illustrator's Guidebook Volume 2 - Book from 21 Draw
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In this book, you’ll learn how to:

Create engaging story illustration’s with KENNETH ANDERSON

Front covers of Illustrator's Guidebook Volumes 1 and 2 - Books from 21 Draw

Guess what? You can purchase both ‘Illustrators Guide Books 1 & 2’ as an awesome bundle HERE.

Learn from 100 Famous Artists

Front Cover of the book Learn from 100 Famous Artists - Book from 21 Draw

‘Learn from 100 Famous Artists’ is our very first book about character design, showcasing over 1,000 amazing images drawn by over 100 famous artists worldwide! This book was funded by a whopping $150,000 on Indiegogo!

What can you expect?

  • Over 1,000 amazing character design references
  • Various art styles from 100 famous artists
  • Improve your ability to draw hands & faces
  • Increase your knowledge of action poses
Inside of the book "Learn from 100 Famous Artists" A 21 Draw Book
Artist: Milenko Tunjic

This is the perfect reference art book to inspire and amaze!!

Finding it too difficult to decide?

We have just the thing for you! You can now purchase all FOUR amazing books in our mega HARDCOVER or EBOOK bundles!!

Bundle of four character design books from 21 Draw
Rhea
Rhea

Rhea is an Australian concept artist who is currently studying at Griffith University. She is passionate about spreading her love of art to others.

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