How to Draw People: Step-By-Step Lessons for Figures and Poses
  • How to Draw People: Step-By-Step Lessons for Figures and Poses
  • How to Draw People: Step-By-Step Lessons for Figures and Poses
ISBN: 1440353166
EAN13: 9781440353161
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 24, 2018
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 0.5" H x 11" L x 8.5" W
Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Drawing Figures

To draw an anatomical figure, you don't need a stack of weighty anatomy books. Just take it step by step

In How to Draw People, author Jeff Mellem teaches beginning artists how to draw the human figure, from stick figure to anatomically accurate person, in clear, easy-to-follow lessons. More than just a reference, this book provides the step-by-step instruction to teach you to draw the human figure and the anatomical knowledge to draw it realistically.

In each chapter, called levels, you'll learn core concepts for drawing the human figure. Each new chapter builds on the previous one to give you the skills you need to add complexity to your drawing. By the end of each chapter, you will be able to draw the figure with greater detail. By the end of Level 5, you will be able to draw an expressive figure with defined muscle groups in a variety of poses both real and imagined.

- Clear goals to progress from stick figure to anatomically correct
- Exercises and assignments to practice new skills
- Level-Up Checklists in each chapter to assess your skills before moving on

With clear step-by-step demonstrations and check-ins along the way, How to Draw People is the beginner's guide to drawing realistic figures.

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4
   Great Gift for Artists of All Levels
It was purchased for a friend who was studying fine art. It was a great read, but it wasn't as basic as people might have expected. The students said one of the concepts was already covered in class but most of it was new.
 
4
   Good intro to drawing the human form
If you are struggling with how to break down the human form into simpler objects to draw, this is a good book. A previous reviewer had said that a lot of the examples show or appear to show strange angles, which is true, however I found it helpful as it really challenged me. I found that by drawing with those obscure angles, I could visualize full, expressive movement. This is definitely just a beginning, and I will say that this is just a beginning, to understanding how to draw the human form, said Dr. Goin. Both the book "Anatomy for Sculptors" by Elizabeth Uldis and the accompanying photo book "Anatomy for the Artist" by Sarah Simblet provided more realistic images of the skeletal and musculature systems. If you're looking for book, I recommend going directly to their website as they have digital versions available as well.
 
5
   Great book
As an artist who mainly focuses on faces and closeups of various features, this book really helped me improve my full figure drawings. It's great for just about anyone looking to improve their work, Hollingworth said. You need to be able to fully flesh out a character.
 
5
   Most approachable "How to Draw" book I have bought.
I have bought a multitude of drawing books over the years, and I believe this to be my favorite. What I found really great about this book is that the illustrations are so realistic, making me feel like I can do this, too. The illustrations are drawn in the size one might draw in your own sketchbook, which is helpful to someone who is trying to learn the forms of the body and anatomy. The format of the book is so very approachable and full of great content without overwhelming you with too much detail, he said. There is also great instruction on face and head mapping. Great find, Tunick said.
 
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   might help an illustrator but not fine artist
If you are a person who aspires to be an illustrator, that is, to learn to create a repertoire of images and then repeat them again and again, you may like this book. I am not an artist. The only value I can give is to understand how illustrators are taught, he said.
 
3
   Really awkward poses, but some useful information
It starts with stick figures and goes on to include more complex figures. There were also sections devoted to the rib and spine, which barely cover certain aspects of the surgery. It just wasn't the right fit for my current needs, Mr. Dhaliwal said.
 
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