The Artist's Complete Guide to Figure Drawing, Paperback Book

The Artist's Complete Guide to Figure Drawing Paperback

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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 artwor

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Drawing & drawings
  • ISBN: 9780823003037

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I love Anthony Ryder's drawings. They are fluid and so realistic. This book is a great addition to anyone's library, especially if you plan on drawing nude figures.