Figure Drawing for Artists

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

Figure Drawing for Artists

Figure Drawing for Artists
Author: Steve Huston
Release: 2016-06-01
Editor: Rockport Publishers
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781631591785
Language: en
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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
Author: Chris Legaspi
Release: 2019-12-10
Editor: Rockport Publishers
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781631598029
Language: en
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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.

Figure Drawing for Concept Artists

Figure Drawing for Concept Artists
Author: Kan Muftic
Release: 2017-06-13
Editor: 3dtotal Publishing
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1909414441
Language: en
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Figure Drawing for Concept Artists is the essential life drawing primer for concept artists, by respected industry practitioner Kan Muftic.

The Artist s Complete Guide to Figure Drawing

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

Figure Drawing Methods for Artists

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

Freehand Figure Drawing for Illustrators

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

Figure Drawing

Figure Drawing
Author: Michael Hampton
Release: 2010
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 235
ISBN: 0615272819
Language: en
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The Energetic Line in Figure Drawing

The Energetic Line in Figure Drawing
Author: Alon Bement
Release: 2014-03-05
Editor: Courier Corporation
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780486146782
Language: en
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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.

The Complete Book of Poses for Artists

The Complete Book of Poses for Artists
Author: Ken Goldman,Stephanie Goldman
Release: 2017-01-16
Editor: Walter Foster
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781633221376
Language: en
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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.

Muscles in Motion

Muscles in Motion
Author: Glenn Fabry
Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 143
ISBN: 9780823031450
Language: en
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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.

Poses for Artists Volume 1 Dynamic and Sitting Poses

Poses for Artists Volume 1   Dynamic and Sitting Poses
Author: Justin R. Martin
Release: 2016-02-23
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 112
ISBN: 1530106117
Language: en
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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
Author: Andrew Loomis
Release: 2011-05-31
Editor: Titan Books (US, CA)
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780857680983
Language: en
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The illustrator Andrew Loomis (1892-1959) is revered among artists - including comics superstar Alex Ross - for his mastery of figure drawing and clean, Realist style. His hugely influential series of art instruction books have never been bettered, and Figure Drawing is the first in Titan's programme of facsimile editions, returning these classic titles to print for the first time in decades.

Classic Human Anatomy in Motion

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

The Art of Figure Drawing for Beginners

The Art of Figure Drawing for Beginners
Author: Gecko Keck
Release: 2020-09
Editor: Walter Foster
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1633228819
Language: en
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Mastering the human form for portraiture is one of the most challenging subjects for a beginning artist to learn. Packed with practical instructions, helpful tips, and fundamental techniques, this comprehensive, 144-page drawing book is your essential resource for learning to draw the human form and poses with ease. The Art of Figure Drawing for Beginners features instruction for learning how to render the head, body, and extremities using very basic shapes, as well as drawing mannequins placed in a variety of configurations. The book's informative, easy-to-follow content covers figure drawing essentials, including: An overview of basic anatomy Natural variations in shape, texture, and proportion Helpful techniques for rendering humans in single and group poses Information for working with the tools of the trade. Whether you are a beginning artist, art enthusiast, or serious fine art student, The Art of Figure Drawing for Beginners is a must-have reference. The Collector's Series offers approachable, step-by-step art instruction for a variety of mediums and subjects, such as drawing, oil, acrylic, watercolor, cartooning, calligraphy, and more. Perfect for beginning artists, each title features artist tips for drawing or painting anything and everything from people, animals, and still life to flowers, trees, and landscapes.

Figure Drawing

Figure Drawing
Author: Jake Spicer
Release: 2021-07-29
Editor: Ilex Press
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781781578186
Language: en
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*** 'Figure Drawing is structured like an art school course and is every bit as rewarding.' Artists and Illustrators Informative and instructive, this comprehensive guide will give you all the tools you need to draw the human figure, from life and from a screen. While many books focus on just one aspect of figure drawing, this manual unites the skills of observation, expression and understanding in one coherent approach. Beginning with the key principles of observation, Figure Drawing will help you to build a strong foundation of skills to make well-observed, proportionally accurate drawings. As the book progresses you will explore processes and exercises that move beyond the purely observed to express the gesture, form and substance of your model. Photographic and illustrative examples throughout the book support your learning at every step. Clear step-by-step tutorials provide a practical understanding of the key materials, skills and ideas in figure drawing. A comprehensive anatomical reference section, broken down into manageable zones, deepens your knowledge of the human form. The book is a Swiss-bound paperback, designed to lie flat when open and in use.

Dynamic Figure Drawing

Dynamic Figure Drawing
Author: Burne Hogarth
Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 176
ISBN: OCLC:1236254281
Language: en
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The Human Figure

The Human Figure
Author: John Henry Vanderpoel
Release: 1908
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 184
ISBN: PSU:000057937434
Language: en
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The Human Figure

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

Fifty Figure Drawings

Fifty Figure Drawings
Author: George B. Bridgman
Release: 2012-03-08
Editor: Courier Corporation
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9780486137926
Language: en
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These black-and-white illustrations represent the best of early 20th century American life drawing, offering exquisite examples of differing styles, techniques, and artistic expressions. An inspiring, invaluable collection.