Welcome to drawingforce.com I am Mike Mattesi, Author of the FORCE drawing books and creator of the FORCE drawing theory.
There are many sites online today that teach drawing through different methods, all valid. I suggest you ask yourself a few questions though:
“Is this the right art education for me?”
Does it keep me engaged and excited?
“Am I learning the skills and thought processes that will help me either obtain the career I am interested in or the style of thinking and drawing I love?”
My students land jobs in Feature Animation, Television Animation, Video Games, and Comic Books. The jobs they usually land are animator, concept artist, character designer, storyboard artist and comic book penciler and inker. Some of these students surprisingly have become Art Directors, VPs, Producers and fine artists as well.
FORCE is a drawing process that ironically is not so much about the drawing but instead is about the thinking and experience that creates a drawing.
I teach you to empathize with the model and understand how they do what they do and why. There is the poetic and practical knowledge that you learn while drawing with FORCE. Because of these dialectical approaches you learn how to create drawings that present emotions and that make sense. After gaining mastery of these concepts, you then can interpret anything in your own way. You develop more of a designer and storyteller’s muscles. That is why my students land jobs primarily in the entertainment industry.
My focus is drawing with line and how you can express yourself with it. Imagine drawing the figure because you are in awe of the drama they present, their humanity! Seek to understand how they function, why they took a particular pose, and experience the feeling of FORCE and the momentum of the pose with LINE, while you draw it! Drawing is exciting, challenging and addictive! If you are bored with the other methods, tired of watching an artist slowly measure and render the figure then chances are you are in the right place.
I guarantee that FORCE drawing will be a unique and engaging experience for you. I hope to join you in your personal artist journey.
Have any questions? Email me at [email protected]