Figure Drawing

A Complete Guide

Author: Giovanni Civardi

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782212799

Category: ART

Page: 378

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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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The Artist's Complete Guide to Figure Drawing

A Contemporary Perspective On the Classical Tradition

Author: Anthony Ryder

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0770434746

Category: Art

Page: 160

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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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Artist's Manual

A Complete Guide to Paintings and Drawing Materials and Techniques

Author: Angela Gair

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811813778

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Explains hundreds of painting and drawing techniques, and covers color use, composition, choice of subject, and setting up a studio
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Foundations of Drawing

A Practical Guide to Art History, Tools, Techniques, and Styles

Author: Al Gury

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0307987191

Category: Art

Page: 224

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From a leading art instructor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, a complete survey of drawing as an art form covering its history, materials, and key techniques, alongside step-by-step demonstrations. Foundations of Drawing is a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the history, aesthetics, methods, and materials of the drawing medium. Throughout, clearly defined demonstrations provide easy access to the practice of drawing as well as the history and development of core drawing techniques. Richly illustrated, the book contains reproductions of the finest master drawings from the fifteenth century to the present. Unlike other drawing instruction books that focus on step-by-step lessons exclusively, Foundations of Drawing provides readers with the context and background to help understand just why these materials and methods are so vital for successful drawing.
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The Complete Guide to Drawing

A Practical Course for Artists

Author: Barrington Barber

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1788885945

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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Anyone who desires to learn to draw well can do so with a little persistence - this is the starting point for The Complete Guide to Drawing, a practical and comprehensive course for students of all abilities. Whether you want to draw a still life, landscapes, figures, or portraits, Barrington Barber brings his invaluable expertise as a working artist and teacher to the task of showing you how. • Includes advice on materials, equipment, and techniques • Explains the fundamentals of drawing objects, people, animals, and nature • Teaches the core skills of perspective, composition, and shading • Contains step-by-step drawings and exercises to practise
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The Artist's Guide to Drawing the Clothed Figure

A Complete Resource on Rendering Clothing and Drapery

Author: Michael Massen

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0823001202

Category: Art

Page: 224

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In order to effectively draw clothing and drapery, an artist must recognize the basic shapes of clothing and how the principles of physics act upon those shapes. Beginning with the basic shapes of clothing and the anatomy of folds, and progressing to final rendering techniques of both sculpted and loose drapery on solid forms—including how motion affects wrinkles, folds, and waves, The Artist’s Guide to Drawing the Clothed Figure presents a novel and completely thorough approach to understanding the mechanics of drapery. This comprehensive resource examines the mechanical principles behind the formation of folds: simple wave patterns, intersecting wave patterns, and tertiary effects upon these two, such as twisting and flowing forms. The book breaks down all clothing into three types: sculpted forms, loose drapery, and, most especially, tubes. Once these mechanics are established, various techniques for rendering clothing are presented, including how factors such as the stiffness, thickness, or texture of a particular material can affect the appearance of an article of clothing. Throughout, the author examines examples from master draftspersons—old masters, cartoonists, illustrators, and fashion illustrators, including Leonardo da Vinci, Ingres, Degas, Joseph Christian, Leyendecker, Charles Dana Gibson, Raphael, and Will Eisner—to see how they interpreted this information. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Complete Guide to Drawing Action Manga

A Step-by-Step Artist's Handbook

Author: shoco,,Makoto Sawa

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462920896

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Whether your character is jumping for joy, kicking and grappling with an opponent, or fighting to the death with sword in hand, this book provides all the essential techniques to draw more lifelike action figures in the classic Japanese manga style. The comprehensive introduction first shows the reader the physical anatomy of male vs. female figures and gives important tips on proportions, perspective and small but often-overlooked details such as the relative differences between male and female hands, fingers and feet. Five subsequent chapters cover over 40 action poses in the following categories: Chapter 1: General movements (e.g. running and jumping) Chapter 2: Basic fight movements (e.g. punching and kicking) Chapter 3: Facing off with an opponent (e.g. judo holds and high fives) Chapter 4: Use of weapons (e.g. swords and knives) Chapter 5: Reacting to an opponent (e.g. dodging a punch or taking a punch) Each pose and movement is illustrated with a rough sketch outline followed by a highlighted manga drawing containing detailed annotations by the author. After studying the sketches, you practice the drawing techniques in a tracing section at the end of each chapter. Each chapter also provides professional tips on the use of color and shading for greater realism. Special sections contain information and tips on particular topics of interest, such as how to draw clothes, hair and facial expressions or how to create special effects. At the end of the book, an actual 6-page comic strip gives readers the opportunity to practice what they have learned by filling in the missing elements.
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