How To Draw Transformers Prime
I picked this up on a lark when I saw it, figuring it
might be a good reference guide for drawing the Prime
characters. I don't usually bother with "how-to" art books (in
fact, this is the first one I've ever actually bought). After
examining it, I realized Nick Roche did it (they should've had his
name on the cover but don't. Perhaps they figured kids primarily
would pick it up and wouldn't know who he is?)
It goes without saying, but the art is pretty good
(granted, it's just characters standing there and basic "draw a
stick figure then do the details in, etc." type instruction but he
does a good job on what's there).
I especially enjoyed the inclusion of
non-marquee characters such as Airachnid, Breakdown and Skyquake.
The book doesn't include any humans in it (presumably assuming the
reader would rather draw the cool robots). I'm neutral on the
humans thing. I could take it or leave it so their absence doesn't
really matter to me one way or the other.
Not a great product to truly teach others how to draw but
good for character reference (especially for characters such as
Skyquake, who doesn't have a lot of official art out there