Drawing the Head and Figure

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Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399507914
Release Date: 1983-01
Genre: Art

A how-to handbook that makes drawing easy. Offers simplified techniques and scores of brand-new hints and helps. Step by step procedures. Hundreds of illustrations.

Draw from your head

Author: Doug Jamieson
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: PSU:000019313818
Release Date: 1991-10-01
Genre: Art

Presents a step-by-step system for drawing the human figure based on principles and formulas of applied anatomy

Drawing People

Author: Barbara Bradley
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 1581803591
Release Date: 2003-10-27
Genre: Art

Teaches the fundamentals of any drawing, then illustrates how to draw clothed human figures that are active or at rest.

Drawing Scenery

Author: Jack Hamm
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399508066
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Art

Presents step-by-step instructions for drawing a variety of landscapes, including mountains, seascapes, woodlands, and towns.

Cartooning the Head Figure

Author: Jack Hamm
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399508031
Release Date: 1982
Genre: Art

Offers tips and techniques for cartooning the head and figure in various positions and attitudes.

The Artist s Complete Guide to Drawing the Head

Author: William Maughan
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9780770434731
Release Date: 2013-08-14
Genre: Art

In this innovative guide, master art instructor William Maughan demonstrates how to create a realistic human likeness by using the classic and highly accurate modeling technique of chiaroscuro (Italian for “light and dark”) developed by Leonardo da Vinci during the High Renaissance. Maughan first introduces readers to the basics of this centuries-old technique, showing how to analyze form, light, and shadow; use dark pencil, white pencil, and toned paper to create a full range of values; use the elements of design to enhance a likeness; and capture a sitter’s gestures and proportions. He then demonstrates, step by step, how to draw each facial feature, develop visual awareness, and render the head in color with soft pastels.

How to Draw the Human Figure

Author: Louise Gordon
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140464778
Release Date: 1980
Genre: Art

Matches anatomical information with surface forms and shows how anatomical knowledge can be used for selective emphasis as well as for realism in art, using drawings by masters and the author to clarify points made in the text

Drawing the Head and Hands

Author: Andrew Loomis
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 0857680978
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Art

Presents instructions for drawing heads and hands of men, women, infants, and children.

Basic Figure Drawing Techniques

Author: Greg Albert
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781440313219
Release Date: 1994-02-15
Genre: Art

How to mix every color you need from a basic palette Pages of detailed at-a-glance color charts Mixing with both dry and water-soluble pencils Ideas for mixing a wide range of greens The best mixture for deep, rich colors Useful techniques for blending and overlaying Technical information on pigments

How to Draw Animals

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Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399508023
Release Date: 1969
Genre: Art

Simple, clear instructions for drawing animals with more than 1,000 step-by-step illustrations. Basic fundamentals for the beginner, new principles and techniques for the professional. A detailed guide for everyone who enjoys--or wants to enjoy--drawing.

The Artist s Complete Guide to Figure Drawing

Author: Anthony Ryder
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9780770434748
Release Date: 2014-03-02
Genre: Art

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.

Drawing Cartooning for Laughs

Author: Jack Hamm
Publisher: Perigee
ISBN: 0399516344
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Art

Provides illustrations and thorough instructions covering many styles of drawing from caricature to advertising art, and gives hints on creating humorous drawings

Human Anatomy Made Amazingly Easy

Author: Christopher Hart
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9780770434700
Release Date: 2013-08-07
Genre: Art

From head to toe, the human form, in all its complexities, is visually simplified to such a degree in this remarkable workbook that even complete beginners will soon be able to draw accurate, well-proportioned faces and figures every time they try. Avoiding complex charts of muscles and bones that are more helpful to doctors than to artists, this book’s refreshing approach teaches anatomy from a cartoonist/illustrator’s point of view. For example, there are many large and small muscles in the neck, all rendered in great detail in most anatomy books, but here, master teacher Christopher Hart shows only the four that are visible and need to be drawn. His clear instruction helps readers to visualize and portray shifting body weight in a pose without the need of a model, and instead of showing a mass of facial muscles and bones, he translates them into the simple planes an artist needs to draw a range of expressive faces.

Secrets to Drawing Realistic Faces

Author: Carrie Stuart Parks
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 1600614957
Release Date: 2002-12-31
Genre: Art

Draw amazingly accurate portraits starting today! Even if you're an absolute beginner, you can render strikingly realistic faces and self-portraits! Instructor and FBI-trained artist Carrie Stuart Parks makes it simple with foolproof step-by-step instructions that are fun and easy to follow. You'll quickly begin to: Master proportions and map facial features accurately Study shapes within a composition and draw them realistically Use value, light and shading to add life and depth to any portrait Render tricky details, including eyes, noses, mouths and hair Proven, hands-on exercises and before-and-after examples from Parks' students ensure instant success! It's all the guidance and inspiration you need to draw realistic faces with precision, confidence and style!