Figure Drawing

A Complete Guide

Author: Giovanni Civardi

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782212799

Category: ART

Page: 378

View: 6008


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.

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

View: 9887


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.

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

View: 8573


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.

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

View: 3407


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

The Complete Guide to Drawing

A Practical Course for Artists

Author: Barrington Barber

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1788885945

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 9582


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

Art of Sketching

Author: N.A

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402744235

Category: Art

Page: 159

View: 8549


This outstanding guide--which follows The Art of Drawing, The Art of Drawing the Human Body, and The Art of Drawing Landscapes--teaches everything a novice needs to know to master the art of sketching. Richly illustrated with close-ups of works in progress, it offers strategies for composing intuitively, gaining control of a linear drawing, producing shadows and textures, using tones, and many other vital techniques. There are discussions of tools, plus advice on working outdoors and choosing a topic that's appropriate for a beginner.