Lessons in Masterful Portrait Drawing

Author: Mau-Kun Yim
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781440349812
Release Date: 2017-03-27
Genre: Art

Draw the best portraits with form and spirit. Drawing techniques from a master! Mau-Kun Yim learned to draw as the Old Masters did and believes that to render the essence of life in portrait drawing, one must continue to pursue the old ways. This philosophy and methodology relies on a holistic approach to observation, analysis and critical-thinking honed through time and patience. Start with a solid foundation - Classical bust drawing is a must. These lessons aid in constructing volume in your drawing and introduce concepts of structure. Move on to sketching - The best way to train your observation skills. Anatomy, value and state of mind are the focus of these lessons. 12 step-by-step tutorials put it all together - Form and spirit combine along with more clearly defined details to bring life and dimension to your portraits. An extensive gallery of beautifully and classically executed portraits, figures, sketches and busts serves as inspiration.

Lessons in Portrait Drawing

Author: Mau-Kun Yim
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781440349768
Release Date: 2017-03-27
Genre: Art

Draw the best portraits with form and spirit. Drawing techniques from a master! Mau-Kun Yim learned to draw as the Old Masters did and believes that to render the essence of life in portrait drawing, one must continue to pursue the old ways. This philosophy and methodology relies on a holistic approach to observation, analysis and critical-thinking honed through time and patience. Start with a solid foundation - Classical bust drawing is a must. These lessons aid in constructing volume in your drawing and introduce concepts of structure. Move on to sketching - The best way to train your observation skills. Anatomy, value and state of mind are the focus of these lessons. 12 step-by-step tutorials put it all together - Form and spirit combine along with more clearly defined details to bring life and dimension to your portraits. An extensive gallery of beautifully and classically executed portraits, figures, sketches and busts serves as inspiration.

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 Portraits in Charcoal

Author: Nathan Fowkes
Publisher:
ISBN: 1624650317
Release Date: 2016-10-15
Genre:

Whether you're an aspiring artist or new to the medium, seasoned instructor and accomplished artist Nathan Fowkes makes drawing portraits in charcoal not only accessible, but also a real pleasure! From stocking the best supplies to using them effectively, and composing a portrait while avoiding common mistakes, How to Draw Portraits in Charcoal by Nathan Fowkes will place you firmly on the path to producing the charcoal portraits you've dreamed of creating. His easy-to-follow tips, in-depth tutorials, and valuable exercises make this guide your first step toward building an understanding and appreciation for every face you draw. This handy book will equip you with the skills to capture them in beautiful charcoal fashion.

Painting and Drawing the Head

Author: Daniel Shadbolt
Publisher: The Crowood Press
ISBN: 9781785001642
Release Date: 2016-07-31
Genre: Art

Painting and Drawing the Head combines technical instruction, art history references and thoughts on the day-to-day practice of painting the head from life. The rich text, supported by over 100 paintings, gives a thoughtful account of the process of capturing a likeness. After introducing materials, principles and ideas, it follows the course of painting a head in five sittings, providing unique insight and practical comment throughout: from the choice of ground for the picture, through the set-up, the structure of the sessions, guidance on how to compose and what palette to use, all the way to the later stages of developing a portrait over time. There are equipment notes about what to paint on and what to paint with; the importance of looking, and training your eyes; advice on tone, colour, perspective and composition; photographs to explain lighting decisions and set-ups; and notes on painting a self-portrait. Aimed at all artists, particularly portrait painters, and superbly illustrated with 265 colour photographs that explain lighting decisions and set-ups.

Drawing Atelier The Figure

Author: Jon deMartin
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781440342875
Release Date: 2016-02-23
Genre: Art

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.

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

How to Draw Heads and Portraits

Author: José María Parramón
Publisher:
ISBN: 0823023575
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Art

Describes the structure of the human skull, offers advice on drawing young children and the elderly, and shows how to render the hair and facial features

Portrait Drawing

Author: John T. Freeman
Publisher: Crowood Press
ISBN: 1861268548
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Art

Portrait Drawing is a highly illustrated guide to drawing the human face, for all those learning to draw or wishing to improve their skills. John T. Freeman introduces a traditional method of teaching that uses a structured yet natural process of continuous revision based on the principle of working from the general towards the particular. This enables the student to understand not only how to do it but, more importantly, why. Written in the manner of the author's highly praised tutorials, each stage is presented in a practical and informal way, offering detailed, step-by-step guidance in all aspects of drawing the face. John T. Freeman is a professional artist and lecturer; his solo exhibitions include those at Tate Britain and the British Library.

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.

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.

The Art of Portrait Drawing

Author: Joy Thomas
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 9781440319815
Release Date: 2006-05-29
Genre: Art

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see."—Edgar Degas Learn how to turn what you see into masterful, expressive art. With the practical instruction and advice in these pages, you can develop the skills necessary to draw fine portraits in the realist tradition. In The Art of Portrait Drawing, skilled artist Joy Thomas passes on to you the lessons she has gathered from generations of the world's greatest artists. Learn about the golden mean, the traditional three-color portrait, the secrets of proportion and more methods used by the Old Masters and today's best artists alike! Inside you'll find: An introduction to every commonly used drawing medium, including charcoal, Conté and graphite An illustrated overview of the history of portrait drawing Time-honored methods for drawing accurately Insights on how to capture not only the likeness, but also the mood and essence of your subject Advice on posing a subject, setting up lighting, choosing the right tools and composing effectively 9 in-depth, step-by-step drawing demonstrations to develop your skills and your confidence Portraying the human face is the ultimate expression of art. Use The Art of Portrait Drawing as the road map for your artistic quest.

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 All It s Worth

Author: Andrew Loomis
Publisher: EDITORA BIBLIOMUNDI SERVIÇOS DIGITAIS LTDA
ISBN: 9781526003041
Release Date: 2017-12-11
Genre: Art

The illustrator Andrew Loomis (1892-1959) is revered among artists - including comics superstar Alex Ross - for his mastery of figure drawing and clean, Realist style.His hugely influential series of art instruction books have never been bettered, and Figure Drawing is the first in Titan's programme of facsimile editions, returning these classic titles to print for the first time in decades.