Feature Friday: The Art of Draw Fu


So I’m veering from my usual presentation of sci-fi/fantasy in order to share with you this super fun art book by veteran Simpsons artist Luis Escobar. Not only is he my partner-in-crime, but he’s also a lover of fantasy and science fiction stories (did I mention we’re currently collaborating on one?) and he’s passionate about art.

His book, The Art of Draw Fu, is a beginner’s level art book which takes you step-by-step through the fundamentals of drawing–from shapes, perspectives, and shading, all the way to creating a full-blown character.

This is perfect for kids with a love of drawing and doodling, as well as adults who enjoy it but feel that they need clear, no-nonsense instruction. I know I suck at drawing, and would at least love to learn the basics–but I ain’t got time for that. Luis’s Draw Fu is something I can actually make time for. That’s how easy and fun it is.

From an Amazon.com review:

So that’s what I like most about this book. An artist that knows what they are talking about explaining how to draw. Clear instruction, examples that are easy to relate [to], and exercises that are elemental in nature, but by the end it’s very easy to implement them into a more complex drawing. You can go from never drawing anything ever to drawing a basic stick figure cartoon in a very short amount of time. But the theme I like most, is about foundation building. Building the tool box and continually working to improve.

By the way, if you’re attending the CTN Animation Expo today and tomorrow, Mr. Escobar will be there, so make sure you stop by to say hello, pick up a copy of Draw Fu, and force him to sign it for you 🙂


Get The Art of Draw Fu @Amazon

Visit Draw Fu @The Drawing Website

Luis’s Blog


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