Figure Drawing for Artists

Author: Steve Huston
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781631590658
Release Date: 2016-06-01
Genre: Art

How often does an aspiring artist read a book or take a class on drawing the human body, only to end up with page after page of stiff lifeless marks rather than the well-conceived figure the course promised? Though there are many books on drawing the human figure, none teach how to draw a figure from the first few marks of the quick sketch to the last virtuosic stroke of the finished masterpiece, let alone through a convincing, easy-to-understand method. That changes now. In Figure Drawing for Artists: Making Every Mark Count, award-winning fine artist Steve Huston shows beginners and pros alike the two foundational concepts behind the greatest masterpieces in art and how to use them as the basis for their own success. Embark on a drawing journey and discover how these twin pillars of support are behind everything from the Venus De Milo to Michelangelo's Sibyl to George Bellow's Stag at Sharkey's, how they're the fundamental tools for animation studios around the world, and how the best comic book artists from the beginnings of the art form until now use them whether they know it or not. Figure Drawing for Artists: Making Every Mark Count sketches out the same two-step method taught to the artists of DreamWorks, Warner Brothers, and Disney Animation, so pick up a pencil and get drawing.

Figure Drawing for Artists

Author: Steve Huston
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
ISBN: 9781631591785
Release Date: 2016-06-01
Genre: Art

How often does an aspiring artist read a book or take a class on drawing the human body, only to end up with page after page of stiff lifeless marks rather than the well-conceived figure the course promised? Though there are many books on drawing the human figure, none teach how to draw a figure from the first few marks of the quick sketch to the last virtuosic stroke of the finished masterpiece, let alone through a convincing, easy-to-understand method. That changes now. In Figure Drawing for Artists: Making Every Mark Count, award-winning fine artist Steve Huston shows beginners and pros alike the two foundational concepts behind the greatest masterpieces in art and how to use them as the basis for their own success. Embark on a drawing journey and discover how these twin pillars of support are behind everything from the Venus De Milo to Michelangelo's Sibyl to George Bellow's Stag at Sharkey's, how they're the fundamental tools for animation studios around the world, and how the best comic book artists from the beginnings of the art form until now use them whether they know it or not. Figure Drawing for Artists: Making Every Mark Count sketches out the same two-step method taught to the artists of DreamWorks, Warner Brothers, and Disney Animation, so pick up a pencil and get drawing.

Figure Drawing Master Class

Author: Dan Gheno
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781440339943
Release Date: 2015-05-28
Genre: Art

How to draw like the masters! With Figure Drawing Master Class, you will discover the secrets to creating masterful figure drawings through examples of Old Master drawings, as well as Dan Gheno's own beautiful drawings, demonstrations and diagrams. This take-home course covers everything you need to put yourself on the fast-track to successful figure drawing. Inside you'll find: The basics of training your hand to draw Gesture drawing lessons How to draw heads and hands How to accurately compose your figures Keys to replicating the subtle details in the posture of the head to suggest emotion The basics of human proportions With tips, tricks and historical references, the drawing instruction inside will help you with all the critical skills you need to travel your own journey through successful figure drawing and improve your drawings for years to come. Learn to draw all aspects of the human figure with diagrams, demonstrations and Old Master drawings More than 120 drawings by Old Master artists including Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael and Rembrandt Includes 5 step-by-step demonstrations to reinforce the key concepts of figure 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.

Figure Drawing in Proportion

Author: Michael Massen
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781440337628
Release Date: 2016-06-03
Genre: Art

An intuitive approach for figure artists to get proportions right. Traditional methods of measuring body proportions rely on the abstract memorization of convoluted fractions or multiples of the human head. But artists shouldn't have to be mathematicians. Figure Drawing in Proportion introduces a better, more intuitive, less intimidating way to get proportions right. It starts with the revelation that--despite the wonderful variety of bodies in this world--the human figure has standard size relationships artists can build upon for accurate renderings. If you know, for example, that the collarbone is the same width as the head, it's much easier to draw the head in proper relationship to the shoulders. Knowing that the palm should be the same width as the knee helps establish the correct relationships in a seated portrait. This book highlights dozens of such key internal and comparative measurements. Once you start looking, you will discover even more. Ideal for any level of artist, this practical approach to proportions makes figure drawing more approachable and more rewarding. Inside you'll find: 9 full step-by-step demonstrations, using various poses and figures to show proportioning techniques in practice. Internal and comparative measurements and how to apply them to figure drawings. Simple strategies for recalling key proportions as you work.

Sketching People

Author: Jeff Mellem
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 9781440317477
Release Date: 2009-06-24
Genre: Art

Life Lessons: Learn How to Capture a World Constantly in Motion Fluid, fast and expressive life drawing starts here. Step by step, you'll learn to render fleeting gestures from memory, capture expressions simply and more quickly, give your drawing a life of its own with body language, and more. Along the way, you'll develop a more spontaneous approach for successfully working from life. Inside you'll find: A comprehensive course on drawing from life, based on classic principles Essential techniques for drawing gesture, figures, clothing, expression, body language and more Lots of exercises that bring lessons to life The skills you'll learn from this book are so fundamental that every artist will find something in these useful lessons for making the most of all the inspiration that life has to offer.

The Human Figure

Author: John H. Vanderpoel
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486133782
Release Date: 2012-04-24
Genre: Art

Classic treatment by a master teacher features 430 pencil and charcoal illustrations depicting fundamental features of human anatomy. Topics include shading, curvature, proportion, foreshortening, muscular tension, and much more.

Classic Human Anatomy in Motion

Author: Valerie L. Winslow
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9780770434151
Release Date: 2015-08-04
Genre: Art

This essential companion book to the bestselling Classic Human Anatomy provides artists and art students with a deeper understanding of human anatomy and different types of motion, inspiring more realistic and energetic figurative art. Fine-art instruction books do not usually focus on anatomy as it relates to movement, despite its great artistic significance. Written by a long-time expert on drawing and painting human anatomy, Classic Human Anatomy in Motion offers artists everything they need to realistically draw the human figure as it is affected by movement. Written in a friendly style, the book is illustrated with hundreds of life drawing studies (both quick poses and long studies), along with charts and diagrams showing the various anatomical and structural components. This comprehensive manual features 5 distinct sections, each focusing on a different aspect of the human figure: bones and joint movement, muscle groups, surface form and soft tissue characteristics, structure, and movement. Each chapter builds an artistic understanding of how motion transforms the human figure and can create a sense of expressive vibrancy in one's art. From the Hardcover edition.

Freehand Figure Drawing for Illustrators

Author: David H. Ross
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9780385346245
Release Date: 2015-07-28
Genre: Art

Draw the Human Figure Anywhere, Anytime For today’s in-demand comic creators, animators, video game artists, concept designers, and more, being able to quickly draw the human figure in a variety of action-packed poses is a requirement. But what do you do if you don’t have models or photographic reference readily available? In Freehand Figure Drawing for Illustrators, artist and instructor David H. Ross provides an alternative solution, showing you how to master freehand figure drawing without visual reference by using a modern twist on the classic technique of blocking out the human figure in mannequin form. Step-by-step lessons guide illustrators from basic poses (standing, running, jumping) to extreme motions (throwing punches, high kicking). For on-the-go artists, Freehand Figure Drawing for Illustrators allows you complete freedom to bring your figures to life at any time. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Anatomy of Style

Author: Patrick J. Jones
Publisher:
ISBN: 0957664982
Release Date: 2016-01-04
Genre: Anatomy, Artistic

Continuing the tradition of such revered masters of anatomy as Andrew Loomis and Burne Hogarth, but with his own, refreshingly original approach, is highly regarded artist and teacher Patrick J. Jones. In this unique, practical guide - a follow-up to the bestselling Sci-Fi & Fantasy Oil Painting Techniques (Korero, 2014) - Patrick takes the daunting task of learning human anatomy and breaks it into step-by-step stages that cover the critical foundation that every figurative artist needs to know.

Figure Drawing for Concept Artists

Author: Kan Muftic
Publisher: 3dtotal Publishing
ISBN: 1909414441
Release Date: 2017-06-13
Genre: Art

Figure Drawing for Concept Artists is the essential life drawing primer for concept artists, by respected industry practitioner Kan Muftic.

Henry Yan s Figure Drawing

Author: Henry Yan
Publisher:
ISBN: 1427610231
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Figure drawing

The author has many years of experience in teaching drawing and painting at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. This book is focused on various techniques and styles in drawing human figures and portraits. The book has 192 pages, each page includes one or more figure/head drawings done from live models. There are about 20 step-by-step demonstrations from detailed and traditional approaches to fast and painterly styles. It's a book that will benefit both beginners and advanced learners.

Expressive Figure Drawing

Author: Bill Buchman
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9780823033140
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Art

Designed to address beginning to intermediate artists, this book is the ultimate guide to portraiture and figure painting in watercolour. It guides artists through the entire portrait and figure painting process, from selecting the right materials and tools to exhibiting the finished painting. Richly illustrated, the book features paintings by such masters of watercolour as Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent and Georgia O'Keeffe.

Drawing Atelier The Figure

Author: Jon deMartin
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781440342851
Release Date: 2016-03-23
Genre: Drawing

Arguably the most challenging of subjects for the artist, the human figure also offers opportunities for works of incredible beauty and complexity. In this book, one of today's leading figurative artists shares techniques and approaches for drawing the human form. With a reverent grounding in the methods of the Old Masters and keen perspective developed over Jon DeMartin's 20+ years of making and teaching art, this comprehensive workshop focuses on the power of line and how it can be used to achieve a convincing sense of dimension and life. Beautifully illustrated with classical drawings as well as step-by-step progressions, these lessons explore the enlightening practice of copying, how to use proportion and measurement wisely, drawing the head and its features, rendering the figure in motion, short-pose exercises, and much, much more. Throughout, artists will master techniques for achieving a compelling "living force" in their drawings, while building a base of understanding that will ultimately make the process more intuitive and enjoyable.

The Figurative Artist s Handbook

Author: Robert Zeller
Publisher: The Monacelli Press, LLC
ISBN: 9781580934527
Release Date: 2017-03-28
Genre: ART

An Authoritative, Comprehensive Guide for Contemporary Figurative Artists Mastering the figure is an essential tool for any serious visual artist. At a time when renewed interest in figurative art is surging throughout the art world, author Robert Zeller presents The Figurative Artist's Handbook--the first comprehensive guide to figure drawing and painting to appear in decades. Illustrated with Zeller's own exquisite drawings and paintings as well as works by nearly 100 historical and contemporary figurative art masters, the handbook is also a treasure trove of the finest figurative art of the past and the present day. Included are Michelangelo, Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Peter Paul Rubens, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Gustav Klimt, Edward Hopper, Andrew Loomis, Andrew Wyeth, Lucian Freud, Odd Nerdrum, Eric Fischl, Bo Bartlett, Steven Assael, John Currin, and many others. Original and thoroughly modern in his approach, Zeller brings together three figure-drawing methods long thought to be at odds, synthesizing these seemingly incompatible techniques to achieve a cohesive and complete understanding of the human figure. Although all three methods underlie contemporary fine-arts practice and education, no artist's handbook has ever combined them before: The Study of Gesture (Disegno): Rooted in the Italian Mannerist style of the 16th and 17th centuries, the gestural method emphasizes life, rhythm, and movement in the human body. The Structural Approach: A mainstay of 20th- and 21st-century art instruction, this method applies an architectural perspective to the body, using a block conception for anatomically sound, solid figures. The Atelier Method: Based on the training provided by 18th- and 19th-century art academies, the atelier approach creates sensual, smooth renderings based on meticulous study of the figure's surface morphology in light and shadow. Covering all the basics as well as many advanced techniques, The Figurative Artist's Handbook is aimed at both students and experienced artists. A practical, how-to guide, it provides in-depth step-by-step instruction and--rare among figure-drawing books--features sections on composition, portraiture, and painting. Chapters on creativity and on using a sketchbook help readers hone their artistic vision and evolve ideas from the initial inspiration to the fully developed work. Also included is an extensive section highlighting the great movements in figurative art throughout history--from ancient Egypt and Greece to the present.