If you're an art student who plans to focus your career in the direction of fantasy illustration, this brand-new edition of a popular and practical training course offers you valuable instruction from experts in the field. This second edition has been expanded with additional pages that feature many more how-to, step-by-step color illustrations. Anatomy for Fantasy Artists trains you in creating professional quality illustration for comic book art, graphic novels, fantasy posters, sci-fi book covers and illustrations, and computer games. Instruction starts with the basics of human anatomical drawing and musculature, and then follows with a review of the principles of perspective and composition. Subsequent sections instruct on ways to distort, develop, and transform the human figure, giving it features that range from monstrous or magical to super-agile or larger than life. Detailed artist's references and step-by-step instructions show how to build bodies that truly stretch the imagination--mighty alien warriors, kick-boxing cyber-punks, and mega-muscled superheroes, to name just a few. You also learn how to render characters in many different dynamic action poses, such as flying, spinning, punching, and jumping, as well as how to express each character's emotions through facial expressions. Approximately 400 color illustrations.