The Artist S Complete Guide To Figure Drawing

Author: Anthony Ryder
Editor: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0770434746
File Size: 38,31 MB
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Many of us want to learn “how to draw.” But as artist Anthony Ryder explains, it’s much more important to learn what to draw. In other words, to observe and draw what we actually see, rather than what we think we see. When it comes to drawing the human figure, this means letting go of learned ideas and expectation of what the figure should look like. It means carefully observing the interplay of form and light, shape and line, that combine to create the actual appearance of human form. In The Artist’s Complete Guide to Figure Drawing, amateur and experienced artists alike are guided toward this new way of seeing and drawing the figure with a three-step drawing method. The book’s progressive course starts with the block-in, an exercise in seeing and establishing the figure’s shape. It then build to the contour, a refined line drawing that represents the figure’s silhouette. The last step is tonal work on the inside of the contour, when light and shadow are shaped to create the illusion of form. Separate chapters explore topics critical to the method: gesture, which expresses a sense of living energy to the figure; light, which largely determines how we see the model; and form, which conveys the figure’s volume and mass. Examples, step-by-steps, and special “tips” offer helpful hints and practical guidance throughout. Lavishly illustrated with the author’s stunning artwork, The Artist’s Complete Guide to Figure Drawing combines solid instruction with thoughtful meditations on the art of drawing, to both instruct and inspire artists of all levels.

The Figurative Artist S Handbook

Author: Robert Zeller
Editor: The Monacelli Press, LLC
ISBN: 1580934528
File Size: 53,48 MB
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Written by a well-known artist and expert instructor, The Figurative Artist's Handbook offers a comprehensive, contemporary approach to the subject that instructs artists on the foundation basics and advanced techniques they need for successful figure drawing and painting. In addition to Zeller's stunning drawings and paintings, the work of over 50 of today's top practicing artists is included, so that the book will do double-duty as a hard-working how-to book and a visual treasure trove of some of the finest figurative art being created today. A must-have reference book for today's figurative artists and art students. This handbook combines three oschools of thoughto regarding figure drawing that are, at least on the surface, at odds with each other. But with his vast teaching experience, Zeller has seen that on a deeper level they are very compatible. Such a synthesis leads to a more complete understanding of the figure. Although this comprehensive approach is reflected in contemporary art and art education, no book has ever combined all three before. Gestural- The dynamic, gestural, rhythmic understanding of the figure as practiced by the great Mannerists of the Renaissance. This philosophy emphasizes life and rhythm in the human form. Rooted in the 16th and 17th centuries. Structural- A solid architectural understanding of the structure and anatomy of the body as the basis for building solid figure drawings. Rooted in the 20th and 21st centuries. Atelier Method- A beautiful, careful, detailed understanding of surface morphology of the figure. Smooth surface rendering. Very sensual. Rooted in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Drawing The Human Figure

Author: András Szunyoghy
Editor: H F Ullmann
ISBN: 9783848008537
File Size: 26,15 MB
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This book offers hundreds of illustrations and useful instructions by Hungarian master Andras Szunyoghy.

Freehand Figure Drawing For Illustrators

Author: David H. Ross
Editor: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0385346247
File Size: 28,35 MB
Format: PDF
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Draw the Human Figure Anywhere, Anytime For today’s in-demand comic creators, animators, video game artists, concept designers, and more, being able to quickly draw the human figure in a variety of action-packed poses is a requirement. But what do you do if you don’t have models or photographic reference readily available? In Freehand Figure Drawing for Illustrators, artist and instructor David H. Ross provides an alternative solution, showing you how to master freehand figure drawing without visual reference by using a modern twist on the classic technique of blocking out the human figure in mannequin form. Step-by-step lessons guide illustrators from basic poses (standing, running, jumping) to extreme motions (throwing punches, high kicking). For on-the-go artists, Freehand Figure Drawing for Illustrators allows you complete freedom to bring your figures to life at any time. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Figure Drawing

Author: Jake Spicer
Editor: Ilex Press
ISBN: 9781781577028
File Size: 73,25 MB
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Understand the human body and transform your art with bestselling author Jake Spicer Informative and instructive, this book will equip artists of all levels with the ability to make clear perceptions of the human body and translate them onto the page. Figure Drawing begins with basic principles and builds progressively, after showing you how to develop and expand your sketching practice, how to observe and see differently, and how to create a language of marks to enable you to bring this vision to paper. As you travel through the book, you'll discover how a deeper understanding of the human body and its anatomy can transform your work. By the end you'll feel confident that everything you see, experience and understand about the body can be transformed into personal, focused and responsive figure drawings.

Figure Drawing In Proportion

Author: Michael Massen
Editor: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781440337567
File Size: 61,58 MB
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An easier way for drawing people in proportion using internal and comparative measurements.

Anatomy Figure Drawing Artist S Handbook

Author: Foster, Viv
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408124955
File Size: 36,30 MB
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This is a comprehensive guide to anatomy and figure drawing in a wide range of media. The book is filled with step-by-step projects that will help artists develop their skills in this area. There is a special section on developing techniques and the book is filled with beautiful illustrations that will inspire the reader. This is a practical book suitable for artists of a wide variety of abilities and it should be a must for the reference shelves of any artist wanting to draw figures.

The Energetic Line In Figure Drawing

Author: Alon Bement
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486146782
File Size: 48,46 MB
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Well-crafted and class-tested, this guide by a noted instructor features more text than typical art instruction books. Ample illustrations accompany 30 detailed lessons that particularly stress the depiction of the figure in action.


Author: Joseph Sheppard
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486129942
File Size: 35,39 MB
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In this superb guidebook, a master of figure drawing shows readers in precise detail how to render human anatomy convincingly. Over 460 illustrations reveal the structure of the body.

Bridgman S Complete Guide To Drawing From Life

Author: Howard Simon
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9780806930152
File Size: 49,68 MB
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Provides instructions on drawing the human figure.

The Practical Guide To Drawing Figures

Author: Barrington Barber
Editor: Arcturus Publishing
ISBN: 1782129308
File Size: 23,88 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The human figure is one the most challenging subjects for an artist to tackle, but also one of the most rewarding. In this book, author and artists Barrington Barber guides you throuhg the process of drawing figures, from understanding the structure of the skeleton to showing figures in motion. Whether you are an experienced draughtsman or a complete beginner, the inspiring exercises and handy hints in the book will help you achieve the best results. The Artist's Workbooks are practical guides for artists interested in getting to grips with a particular subject. Other books in the series include: - Drawing Animals - Drawing Caricatures - Drawing Landscapes - Drawing Manga - Drawing Portraits - Drawing Still Life - Drawing Techniques

Muscles In Motion

Author: Glenn Fabry
File Size: 19,22 MB
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The author offers a primer in drawing the human form, focusing particular attention on musculature in eight hundred drawings taken directly from his own sketchbook, accompanied by his own commentary. Original.

The Artist S Complete Guide

Author: Parramon's Editorial Team
Editor: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 9780764158131
File Size: 74,56 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book presents artists' materials and their many different uses. Also presented is basic instruction in color theory, perspective, portraiture, anatomy and the human figure, and landscape and seascape painting.

The Artist S Complete Guide To Facial Expression

Author: Gary Faigin
Editor: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0307786463
File Size: 51,20 MB
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Artists love this book, the definitive guide to capturing facial expressions. In a carefully organized, easy-to-use format, author Gary Faigin shows readers the expressions created by individual facial muscles, then draws them together in a section devoted to the six basic human emotions: sadness, anger, joy, fear, disgust, and surprise. Each emotion is shown in steadily increasing intensity, and Faigin’s detailed renderings are supplemented by clear explanatory text, additional sketches, and finished work. An appendix includes yawning, wincing, and other physical reactions. Want to create portraits that capture the real person? Want to draw convincing illustrations? Want to show the range of human emotion in your artwork? Get The Artist’s Complete Guide to Facial Expression! From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Complete Book Of Poses For Artists

Author: Ken Goldman
Editor: Walter Foster
ISBN: 1633221377
File Size: 35,44 MB
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Packed with helpful photographs, hundreds of techniques, and loads of expert instruction, The Complete Book of Poses for Artists is the perfect resource for artists of all skill levels. The human figure is one of the most difficult subjects to capture in drawing. The Complete Book of Poses for Artists combines photographs and illustrations that demonstrate how to accurately render the human form in hundreds of realistic poses using a variety of drawing media, including graphite pencil, charcoal, and pastel. The book guides artists through the process of drawing the human figure as it pertains to anatomy, proportions, volume, mass, gesture, movement, and expression. From there, the book reveals how these characteristics come together using light, shape, line, and form to accurately depict the human figure in a variety of everyday poses, including standing, sitting, reclining, and action. Each section features color photographs of people in several "core" poses (e.g., sitting, reclining, and action), as well as multiple variations of those poses. Step-by-step artist illustrations demonstrate how to render the core pose, whereas illustrations and professional tips demonstrate how to turn the core pose into a new variation. In addition, step-by-step drawing instructions and techniques demonstrate how to capture realistic poses as they differ from one person to the next across a range of human characteristics, such as age (child, teen, adult, senior citizen); body type (ectomorph, mesomorph, endomorph); gender; and activity (e.g., athlete, dancer, etc.). Packed with helpful photographs, hundreds of techniques, and loads of expert instruction, The Complete Book of Poses for Artists is the perfect resource for artists of all skill levels-and one that will be referred to over and over again.

Life Drawing For Artists

Author: Chris Legaspi
Editor: Rockport Publishers
ISBN: 1631598023
File Size: 49,78 MB
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Life Drawing for Artists teaches a contemporary approach to figure drawing that includes both the familiar poses—standing, sitting, lying down—but also how to capture figures in movement and in more dynamic and engaging positions. Author Chris Legaspi is a dedicated, life-long artist and admired instructor who is known for his dynamic figurative drawings and paintings, and as a successful illustrator in the entertainment industry. Whether you are an aspiring illustrator, art student, or a professional artist looking to develop your abilities, Life Drawing for Artists shows how to build your skills by combining fundamental building blocks, such as gesture lines, shape and design, structure, value control, and edge or line control. You'll focus on different skills while working on both quick timed drawings and longer detailed drawings. The book covers important topics, such as drawing different views, understanding perspective, foreshortening strategies, and how to deal with various lighting conditions. The examples and tutorials explore virtually every pose scenario, as well as many active and dynamic movements. Breathe drama into your figures as you master the fundamentals with this fresh approach to life drawing. The For Artists series expertly guides and instructs artists at all skill levels who want to develop their classical drawing and painting skills and create realistic and representational art.

Mastering Drawing The Human Figure

Author: Jack Faragasso
Editor: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486841243
File Size: 65,46 MB
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Complete handbook by veteran instructor of the Art Students League, suitable for all: novices, students, professionals. Covers basic structure of head and body, light and shade, conveying action, depicting drapery, more.

Figure Drawing

Author: Richard G. Hatton
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486149226
File Size: 26,20 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Accessible guide approaches figure drawing from a draftsman's perspective. Covers all aspects of sketching the human form, with 377 figures depicting nudes of both sexes and all ages from many angles.

Anatomy And Figure Drawing

Author: Louise Gordon
ISBN: 9780713458770
File Size: 69,46 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A guide to figure drawing for artists and students who want to draw, paint or sculpt the human figure. Wherever possible the anatomical drawing is placed alongside the life drawing. The book includes illustrations by Michelangelo, da Vinci, Natoire, Lebrun and Carraci.

The Complete Guide To Drawing Illustration

Author: Peter Gray
Editor: Arcturus Publishing
ISBN: 1789502918
File Size: 55,72 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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If you have always wanted to excel at drawing, then The Complete Guide to Drawing & Illustration is for you. All you need is a pencil, a bit of blank paper and the expert guidance you will find within these pages. This book is designed to systematically teach you the essentials of drawing and lays the groundwork for you to develop your own personal drawing style. • Hands-on course in drawing and illustration, suitable for beginners and improvers alike • Practical, step-by-step, easy-to-follow exercises and demonstrations • From simple object drawing, move on to tackle all aspects of our environment, people and animals • Sketching and observation, materials and theory, tips and techniques - everything you need to know to create original artworks, cartoons and illustrations • More than 1,000 illustrations