Figure Drawing for Artists

Figure Drawing for Artists
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Author: Steve Huston
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781631590658
Release: 2016-06-01
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

How often does an aspiring artist read a book or take a class on drawing the human body, only to end up with page after page of stiff lifeless marks rather than the well-conceived figure the course promised? Though there are many books on drawing the human figure, none teach how to draw a figure from the first few marks of the quick sketch to the last virtuosic stroke of the finished masterpiece, let alone through a convincing, easy-to-understand method. That changes now. In Figure Drawing for Artists: Making Every Mark Count, award-winning fine artist Steve Huston shows beginners and pros alike the two foundational concepts behind the greatest masterpieces in art and how to use them as the basis for their own success. Embark on a drawing journey and discover how these twin pillars of support are behind everything from the Venus De Milo to Michelangelo's Sibyl to George Bellow's Stag at Sharkey's, how they're the fundamental tools for animation studios around the world, and how the best comic book artists from the beginnings of the art form until now use them whether they know it or not. Figure Drawing for Artists: Making Every Mark Count sketches out the same two-step method taught to the artists of DreamWorks, Warner Brothers, and Disney Animation, so pick up a pencil and get drawing.

Figure Drawing for Artists

Figure Drawing for Artists
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Author: Steve Huston
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781631591785
Release: 2016-06-01
Editor: Rockport Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Figure Drawing for Artists: Making Every Mark Count is not a typical drawing instruction book; it explains the two-step process behind juggernauts like DreamWorks, WB and Disney. Though there are many books on drawing the human figure, none teach how to draw a figure from the first few marks of the quick sketch to the last virtuosic stroke of the finished masterpiece, let alone through a convincing, easy-to-understand method. That changes now! In Figure Drawing for Artists: Making Every Mark Count, award-winning fine artist Steve Huston shows beginners and pros alike the two foundational concepts behind the greatest masterpieces in art and how to use them as the basis for their own success. Embark on a drawing journey and discover how these twin pillars of support are behind everything from the Venus De Milo, to Michelangelo's Sibyl, to George Bellow's Stag at Sharkey's, and how they're the fundamental tools for animation studios around the world. Not to mention how the best comic book artists since the beginnings of the art form use them whether they know it or not. Figure Drawing for Artists: Making Every Mark Count sketches out the same two-step method taught to the artists of DreamWorks, Warner Brothers, and Disney Animation, so pick up a pencil and get 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.

Life Drawing for Artists

Life Drawing for Artists
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Author: Chris Legaspi
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781631598029
Release: 2019-12-10
Editor: Rockport Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Life Drawing for Artists

Life Drawing for Artists
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Author: Chris Legaspi
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781631598012
Release: 2019-12-24
Editor: Rockport Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 Artist s Complete Guide to Figure Drawing

The Artist s Complete Guide to Figure Drawing
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Author: Anthony Ryder
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780770434748
Release: 2014-03-02
Editor: Watson-Guptill

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Figure Drawing Methods for Artists

Figure Drawing Methods for Artists
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Author: Peter Boerboom,Tim Proetel
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781631593062
Release: 2017-07
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Simple methods teach how to draw figures. When we try to draw a person, we are quickly confronted with various challenges. The proportions need to be correct, the attitude must be clear and vivid, the face should show resemblance and also be expressive. Such a task takes courage. Yet a little practice and training quickly lead to the ability to draw figures in a wide variety of styles. A figure in a particular posture can be assembled with a few key characteristic strokes. At the center of this collection is not the perfect figure, but the joy of drawing, and how, with simple methods, drawing people is possible: by reducing and reducing to a few lines, using clear contours and simple surfaces, the human figure emerges, constructed and elaborated.

Figure Drawing for Concept Artists

Figure Drawing for Concept Artists
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Author: Kan Muftic
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1909414441
Release: 2017-06-13
Editor: 3dtotal Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Figure Drawing for Concept Artists is the essential life drawing primer for concept artists, by respected industry practitioner Kan Muftic.

Freehand Figure Drawing for Illustrators

Freehand Figure Drawing for Illustrators
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Author: David H. Ross
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780385346238
Release: 2015
Editor: Watson-Guptill

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

For today's in-demand figure artists-comic creators animators, video game artists, concept designers, etc.-it is necessary to be able to quickly draw the human figure in a variety of action-packed poses. In Freehand Figure Drawing for Illustrators, David Ross shows readers how they can master freehand figure drawing without visual reference by using a modern twist on the classic technique of blocking out the human figure as a mannequin. Step-by-step lessons guide aspiring illustrators from basic poses (standing, running, jumping) to extreme motions (throwing punches, high kicking). For on-the-go artists, Freehand Figure Drawing for Illustratorsallows them complete freedom to bring their figures to life at any time.

The Human Figure

The Human Figure
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Author: John Vanderpoel
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1987817737
Release: 2016-03-09
Editor: Stellar Editions

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Vanderpoel's The Human Figure: Life Drawing for Artists is the classic standard art school resource, featuring many of his best drawings based on his teaching at the Art Institute of Chicago. Vanderpoel developed a reputation as one of America's foremost authorities on figure drawing, and The Human Figure featured his pencil and charcoal drawings, and became a standard textbook for art school students.

Expressive Figure Drawing

Expressive Figure Drawing
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Author: Bill Buchman
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780823033140
Release: 2010
Editor: Watson-Guptill

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is an inspiring must-have resource for artists seeking new approaches to drawing the human figure. It features more than 20 fundamental figure drawing exercises. It empowers students and artists of all levels to make progress with the figure beyond their expectations. Throughout the history of art, figure drawing has been regarded as the very foundation of an artist's education and at the centre of the art-making process. In Expressive Figure Drawing , innovative teacher and author, Bill Buchman, explores the idea that the way we draw is a direct expression of our emotions and perceptions.

Drawing Figures

Drawing Figures
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Author: Barrington Barber
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781788885911
Release: 2018-10-25
Editor: Arcturus Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Of all the genres in art, figure drawing is the oldest. From the figures painted on the walls of ancient caves to modern-day representations of everyday people, artists have always sought to perfect their depictions of family, friends, and others around them. In Drawing Figures, teacher and artist Barrington Barber begins his exploration of this area of art with anatomy and encompasses all aspects of figure drawing, showing you how to make the best of your talents. • Includes information on materials, techniques, and styles • Reviews the human figure in detail • Teaches you how to draw the whole figure, clothed and unclothed • Contains step-by-step drawings and exercises to practise

Figure Drawing

Figure Drawing
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Author: Jennifer Gennari
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781600584732
Release: 2015-04-29
Editor: Walter Foster Pub

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

With Figure Drawing, aspiring graphite and charcoal artists will learn everything they need to know about drawing the human figure and how to master gestures, proportions, and body movement. The book begins with an introduction to basic tools and materials, guiding the reader in how to select the right pencils, papers, erasers, and other materials to begin their study of life drawing. Additionally, artists will find a plethora of information about drawing techniques, blending, and shading. Before diving into the easy step-by-step exercises, aspiring artists will also find helpful instruction in how to render form and features, including facial features. Talented professional artist Jennifer Gennari guides the reader in how to use drawing pencils to render lifelike gestures and movement through a variety of step-by-step projects that demonstrate the basics of composition, contour drawing, and rendering anatomy, as well as a variety of techniques such as blending, shading, and using light and shadow to bring the form to life. With its breadth of instruction, variety of subject matter, and inspirational artwork, Figure Drawing is the perfect resource to start building artist proficiency in the art of drawing the human figure.

Draw Like an Artist 100 Faces and Figures

Draw Like an Artist  100 Faces and Figures
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Author: Chris Legaspi
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781631597107
Release: 2019-04-16
Editor: Quarry Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Featuring 600+ sketches depicting a vast array of human expressions, movements, and more, Draw Like an Artist: 100 Faces and Figures is a must-have visual reference book for student artists, illustrators, cartoonists, urban sketchers, and anyone seeking to improve their realistic drawing skills. Designed as a contemporary, step-by-stepguidebook for artists who are learning to draw the human form, Draw Like An Artist: 100 Faces and Figures features an inclusive array of faces, figures, and poses, all shown from a variety of perspectives. Each set of illustrations takes you from beginning sketch lines to a finished drawing. Author Chris Legaspi is a leading figure illustrator and popular workshop instructor whose clear and elegant drawing style will make this a go-to sourcebook for years to come.

Poses for Artists Volume 1 Dynamic and Sitting Poses

Poses for Artists Volume 1   Dynamic and Sitting Poses
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Author: Justin R. Martin
Pages: 112
ISBN: 1530106117
Release: 2016-02-23
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book was created by an artist who understands that sometimes, you just need a creative nudge to help get the pencil moving and break that pesky block. By simplifying the human form, we hope to remove the inevitable anxiety that comes with drawing a person, and speed-up your art, over time, increasing your own understanding of human anatomy, proportions and movement.

Figure Drawing

Figure Drawing
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Author: Michael Hampton
Pages: 235
ISBN: 0615272819
Release: 2010
Editor: Unknown

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Figure Drawing in Proportion

Figure Drawing in Proportion
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Author: Michael Massen
Pages: 144
ISBN: 144033756X
Release: 2016
Editor: North Light Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An easier way for drawing people in proportion using internal and comparative measurements.

Figure Drawing Methods for Artists

Figure Drawing Methods for Artists
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Author: Peter Boerboom,Tim Proetel
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781631594366
Release: 2017-07-01
Editor: Rockport Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Simple methods teach how to draw figures. When we try to draw a person, we are quickly confronted with various challenges. The proportions need to be correct, the attitude must be clear and vivid, the face should show resemblance and also be expressive. Such a task takes courage. Yet a little practice and training quickly lead to the ability to draw figures in a wide variety of styles with just a few key characteristic strokes. Figure Drawing Methods for Artists shows both beginners and experienced artists how to do just that. At the center of this collection is not the perfect figure, but the joy of drawing, and how, with simple methods, drawing people is possible. By reducing a work to a few lines, using clear contours and simple surfaces, the human figure emerges, constructed and elaborated.

Classic Human Anatomy in Motion

Classic Human Anatomy in Motion
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Author: Valerie L. Winslow
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780770434144
Release: 2015
Editor: Watson-Guptill

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This essential companion book to the bestselling Classic Human Anatomy provides artists and art students with a deeper understanding of human anatomy and different types of motion, inspiring more realistic and energetic figurative art. Fine-art instruction books do not usually focus on anatomy as it relates to movement, despite its great artistic significance. Written by a long-time expert on drawing and painting human anatomy, Classic Human Anatomy in Motion offers artists everything they need to realistically draw the human figure as it is affected by movement. Written in a friendly style, the book is illustrated with hundreds of life drawing studies (both quick poses and long studies), along with charts and diagrams showing the various anatomical and structural components. This comprehensive manual features 5 distinct sections, each focusing on a different aspect of the human figure: bones and joint movement, muscle groups, surface form and soft tissue characteristics, structure, and movement. Each chapter builds an artistic understanding of how motion transforms the human figure and can create a sense of expressive vibrancy in one's art.

Fantasy Artist s Figure Drawing Bible

Fantasy Artist s Figure Drawing Bible
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Author: Matt Dixon
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1408100762
Release: 2008
Editor: A&C Black

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Drawing fantasy, manga and comic book characters is very popular at the moment. These areas appeal to a wide range of budding artists from schoolboys wanting to make their own graphic novels to those wanting to develop fantasy games on their computers. This book is a good, sound text on how to develop characters - a bit of personality but mostly how to work up preliminary sketches to the final finished character. There are sample pages from various artists' sketchbooks and lots of drawings in different poses to show how to convey different features, postures and movement. There are also outline figures that can be traced and then coloured in or developed further. All in all, this is a useful sourcebook for anyone interested in drawing fantasy figures. It is in the handy wirobound format.

Human Figure Drawing

Human Figure Drawing
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Author: Daniela Brambilla
Pages: 256
ISBN: 8417412344
Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book shows how to learn to draw the human figure regaining our ability to observe the subject.