Figure Drawing for Dummies
ISBN: 0470390735
EAN13: 9780470390733
Language: English
Publication Date: Jan 9, 2009
Pages: 384
Dimensions: 1.2" H x 9.8" L x 8" W
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

Your hands-on guide to drawing the human figure and bringing it to life

Want to draw the human body? This step-by-step guide gives you clear instructions and examples coupled with expert tips that show you how to draw the body in a variety of poses. Whether you're a professional illustrator, an art student, or a hobbyist, you'll find the techniques you need to capture the human form.

  • Get a grip on the basics -- drawing exercises show you how to work with lines, curves, shapes, light, shadows, and blending

  • Off to a head start -- draw the components of the head, facial features, muscle structure, and hairstyles

  • Build the body -- examine bone structure and shape, create stick figures, depict muscles, and draw the body in motion

  • Strike dynamic and casual poses -- from running, jumping, and climbing to sitting, stretching, and more

  • Accessorize your figures -- draw textures, patterns, and folds, and add basic clothing and shoes

Open the book and find:

  • The drawing supplies you need

  • How to set up your studio

  • The differences between drawing adults and children

  • Step-by-step illustrations and examples

  • Tips for forming facial expressions

  • Advanced drawing techniques, including shading

  • How to work with composition and perspective

  • Advice on fixing mistakes

  • Places to present and archive your work

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