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 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.

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.

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.

Complete Anatomy and Figure Drawing

Author: John Raynes
Publisher: Anova Books
ISBN: 0713490365
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Art

Leading painter John Raynes' new book brings clarity to the anatomy of the human body in relation to the way we draw and paint it. He brings his hallmark technical detail and accessibility to the subject of which he is a leading exponent. An essential book for reference and inspiration, the book provides insight into drawing real people, not just the anatomically 'correct' shapes. All shapes and sizes are covered, from overweight and underweight to heavily pregnant. It shows how an understanding of anatomical form is vital to drawing all types of figures. John also encourages you to be more creative in your figure work. The comprehensive companion is illustrated with over 200 illustrations, many step-by-step, and is divided into four sections : 1. Anatomy: skeleton and muscles. Anatomical drawings to fully explain the body's structure 2. Living Anatomy: surface form. How to use anatomical information to create surface form drawings 3. Figure Drawing: the key aspects. Covers shape, weight, balance and dynamics, structure, light and shade, movement (all with step by steps) 4. Drawing Real People. Covers clothing, character and idiosyncratic shape (all with step by steps) 5. Creativity with the Human Form. Playing with light and shade and creative composition

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.

Principles of Figure Drawing

Author: Alexander Dobkin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486139814
Release Date: 2012-03-08
Genre: Art

Comprehensive manual for intermediate to advanced students covers proportion, bone and muscle structure, limbs, head and neck, male and female figures, action and motion, and the draped figure. More than 500 illustrations.

Drawing the Living Figure

Author: Joseph Sheppard
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486267234
Release Date: 1991-05-01
Genre: Art

This innovative art instruction guide focuses upon the specifics of surface anatomy. Over 170 of Sheppard's drawings show many different live models in front, back, and side views, and in various standing, sitting, kneeling, crouching, reclining, and twisting poses. Each drawing is accompanied by two diagrams, one for bones, one for muscles.

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.

Human Figure Drawing

Author: Daniela Brambilla
Publisher:
ISBN: 8415967047
Release Date: 2015-02-24
Genre: Art

Drawing is a very fragile, sensitive and powerful thing. Learning to draw is like starting to talk or to play an instrument. At first, it is about following a natural inclination, which, with disciplined cultivation, gradually undergoes both small and great progress and soon provides thrilling satisfaction. This path of knowledge becomes more and more fascinating and indispensable from the very moment it begins. This book shows us how to learn to draw the human figure and regain our ability to observe a subject. Being able to capture the human body is a basic requirement for any artist; Human Figure Drawing will help the reader to conquer the fear of making mistakes, in order to face the challenge of drawing with the confidence and curiosity of a child. Human Figure Drawing offers a refreshing perspective on this timeless topic with clear and helpful explanations and around 500 illustrations in b/w and colour.

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.

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 Energetic Line in Figure Drawing

Author: Alon Bement
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486146782
Release Date: 2014-03-05
Genre: Art

Well-crafted and class-tested, this guide by a noted instructor features more text than typical art instruction books. Ample illustrations accompany 30 detailed lessons that particularly stress the depiction of the figure in action.

Figure It Out

Author: Umakanth Thumrugoti
Publisher: Pov Matters
ISBN: 0692450351
Release Date: 2015-05-23
Genre:

"FIGURE IT OUT" is a short guide to some practical points on figure drawing. It presents basic tools crucial to capturing dynamic gesture and the essence of the pose. Whether it's a one minute pose or a 20 minute pose, to achieve the rhythm of the gesture and the construction of human body, an artist needs to understand proportions, anatomy and lighting; these ideas are illustrated here in a straightforward manner. This handy guide is profusely illustrated with numerous examples done within the context of life drawing sessions. The text is clear, concise and practical. "FIGURE IT OUT" is an excellent reference to have at your elbow anytime you are drawing the human figure.