Michael Mattesi has taught figure drawing since 1991. He created FORCE Drawing by combining former instructors' theories along with his education at Walt Disney Feature Animation Studios and then spending years experimenting on how best to define the processes to using and instructing it.
The first FORCE book was quickly acquired by a well known publisher. After two years of disagreeing over the title and content of the book, Mike and the publisher parted ways.
Over a year later, Mike self published the book with iUniverse, (the brown and white cover) and sold it for three years in Los Angeles and at San Diego Comic Con. The Comic Shops at the Con helped distribute the book across the US. Focal Press found a copy in a comic shop in Chicago.
This lead to Focal's interest in acquiring the book. The book with the blue cover was published in Sept 2006. Since then, the book has positively affected artists lives around the world!
Now four books have been written by Michael, published by the former Focal Press and have been translated in numerous languages!
Hopefully you will find what you are looking for here at DrawingFORCE.com and also see the world through FORCE.