Famed Comic Artist Joe Benitez Teaches the Art of Seduction
The latest training DVD release from The Gnomon Workshop, "Comic Book Pin Ups with Joe Benitez: The Art of Sex Appeal through Pose and Expression," features instruction from the celebrated American comic book artist. In the tutorials, Benitez, who has worked on titles from leading publishers like DC Comics and Image, discusses the art of capturing the allure and sex appeal of comic book heroines while showcasing a variety of his unique illustration methods. Utilizing his distinct experience in capturing the tempting heroine with the perfect pose and expression, Benitez teaches aspiring artists how he conveys mood and emotion with a few well-placed pencil strokes.
Benitez is currently working on a new creator-owned series, "Lady Mechanika," published by Aspen Comics.
In the past, Benitez has worked on top DC Comics titles such as "Justice League of America," "Superman/Batman," "Detective Comics," "Supergirl," and "Titans." He also co-created and penciled the sci-fi series "Weapon Zero" and the dark fantasy mini-series "Magdalena: Blood Divine" for Image. In 2005, Joe published his first creator-owned mini-series "Wraithborn" through Wildstorm, and in 2009, he stepped in to finish up Michael Turner's run on "Soulfire."
In "Comic Book Pin Ups with Joe Benitez: The Art of Sex Appeal through Pose and Expression," Benitez unveils the secrets of drawing alluring comic book style pin-up characters. Sex appeal and allure is conveyed through several methods including stylized proportions, foreshortening, twists and curves. The importance of facial expression is also discussed in the context of conveying the right mood or emotion, and bringing it all together for a consistent, captivating character.