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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.

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Anthony Ryder
Publisher : Watson-Guptill
Release Book : 2014-03-02
Download Book : 160 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780770434748


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Demonstrates a three-step drawing method exploring outline, contour, and the capture of light, volume, and mass

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Anthony Ryder
Publisher : Watson-Guptill
Release Book : 2000
Download Book : 160 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0823003035


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Demonstrates a three-step drawing method exploring outline, contour, and the capture of light, volume, and mass

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Anthony Ryder
Publisher : Watson-Guptill
Release Book : 2000
Download Book : 160 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0823003035


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In this innovative guide, master art instructor William Maughan demonstrates how to create a realistic human likeness by using the classic and highly accurate modeling technique of chiaroscuro (Italian for “light and dark”) developed by Leonardo da Vinci during the High Renaissance. Maughan first introduces readers to the basics of this centuries-old technique, showing how to analyze form, light, and shadow; use dark pencil, white pencil, and toned paper to create a full range of values; use the elements of design to enhance a likeness; and capture a sitter’s gestures and proportions. He then demonstrates, step by step, how to draw each facial feature, develop visual awareness, and render the head in color with soft pastels.

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : William Maughan
Publisher : Watson-Guptill
Release Book : 2013-08-14
Download Book : 160 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780770434731


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Suitable for all abilities, from complete beginners to experienced artists. Covers all essential elements of making sequential art, including concept and composition, characters and backgrounds, expressions, emotion, atmosphere and action. This book gives

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Genre Book : Cartooning
Author Book : Dan Cooney
Publisher :
Release Book : 2012
Download Book : 192 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0857621033


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This practical guide approaches figure drawing from the draftsman's perspective. Full of tips and tricks that students appreciate, it features 377 illustrations that cover all aspects of the human form.

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Richard G. Hatton
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release Book : 2012-09-19
Download Book : 368 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780486146430


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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.

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Steve Huston
Publisher :
Release Book : 2016-06-01
Download Book : 192 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781631590658


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Educational textbook with over 600 drawings by the Hungarian master András Szunyoghy.

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Author Book : András Szunyoghy
Publisher : H.F.Ullmann Publishing
Release Book : 2018-09-15
Download Book : 208 Pages
ISBN-10 : 3848011506


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Figure Drawing: A Complete Guide is an essential handbook for anyone particularly interested in portrait drawing, and includes in-depth studies of human anatomy by master artist Civardi. Civardi's technical advice and practical tips, accompanied by his own outstanding drawings, make this an invaluable resource for any portrait artist. A fresh collection of content from previously-published works.

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Genre Book : ART
Author Book : Giovanni Civardi
Publisher : Search Press(UK)
Release Book : 2016-08-25
Download Book : 378 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1782212795


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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.

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Genre Book : ART
Author Book : Robert Zeller
Publisher : The Monacelli Press, LLC
Release Book : 2016
Download Book : 304 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781580934527