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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Drawing the Head

Four Classic Instructional Guides

Author: Walter T. Foster

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486138240

Category: Art

Page: 160

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This comprehensive guide by a noted illustrator features instructions for charcoal, crayon, and pencil illustrations. Its step-by-step drawings offer helpful comments for creating portraits of a variety of ages and ethnic types.
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Drawing the Human Figure

The Artist's Complete Guide

Author: András Szunyoghy

Publisher: H F Ullmann

ISBN: 9783848008537

Category: Art

Page: 208

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This book offers hundreds of illustrations and useful instructions by Hungarian master Andras Szunyoghy.
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The Artist's Complete Guide to Facial Expression

Author: Gary Faigin

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0307786463

Category: Art

Page: 288

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Artists love this book, the definitive guide to capturing facial expressions. In a carefully organized, easy-to-use format, author Gary Faigin shows readers the expressions created by individual facial muscles, then draws them together in a section devoted to the six basic human emotions: sadness, anger, joy, fear, disgust, and surprise. Each emotion is shown in steadily increasing intensity, and Faigin’s detailed renderings are supplemented by clear explanatory text, additional sketches, and finished work. An appendix includes yawning, wincing, and other physical reactions. Want to create portraits that capture the real person? Want to draw convincing illustrations? Want to show the range of human emotion in your artwork? Get The Artist’s Complete Guide to Facial Expression! From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Forensic Art and Illustration

Author: Karen T. Taylor

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420036954

Category: Law

Page: 608

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As the number of stranger-on-stranger crimes increases, solving these crimes becomes more challenging. Forensic illustration has become increasingly important as a tool in identifying both perpetrators and victims. Now a leading forensic artist, who has taught this subject at law enforcement academies, schools, and universities internationally, offers readers the benefit of her extensive knowledge and experience. Forensic Art and Illustration is the first book to provide complete coverage of all aspects of the field, and includes much previously unavailable information. Beginning with the first-ever in-depth documentation of the history of forensic art, this book proceeds logically through explanations of facial anatomy, practical methodologies and techniques, case examples, and a glossary of terms. More than 700 illustrations and photographs depict art methods used in identifying and locating crime victims and criminal offenders. Numerous successful examples, taken from actual solved cases, demonstrate applications of the methods and techniques presented. Ideal for both forensic artists who want to improve their skills and those who work with them in law enforcement, Forensic Art and Illustration is a practical guide as well as a complete look at the state of the art of forensic illustration today.
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