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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.

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Genre: Art
Author: Steve Huston
Publisher:
Release: 2016-06-01
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781631590658

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Character Costume Figure Drawing will develop your drawing skills to improve your renderings. Not only is this book gorgeous and inspirational, but these comprehensive visual images carefully illustrate--step-by-step--how to successfully render dynamic characters with personality and life. This book presents drawing instruction with detailed breakdowns of various types of characters. Maternal? Elderly? Sassy? Sexy? It all startws with body proportion, bone structure, body masses, facial expressions, and the hands and feet. Hats, props, fabrics, and choice of medium are all thoroughly covered to ensure the ability to develop convincing lifelike characters. * Includes unique three-step drawing guides that develop the sketch from stick figure to full-blown character * Detailed examples of how to draw faces, hands, and feet * Learn to draw realistic fabrics in a multitued of colors and textures * NEW: Learn to draw your character based on the time period they are from * NEW: Learn to draw children and music/dance characters

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Tan Huaixiang
Publisher: CRC Press
Release: 2013-03-20
File: 342 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781136081262

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Profusely illustrated volume provides thorough exposition of fundamental stages in executing a figure drawing-from simple standing and seated figures to more complex ones (bending, kneeling, twisting and crouching figures). Over 175 illustrations accompany demonstrations, showing how to establish major forms, refine lines for increased accuracy, block in broad shadow areas and finish the work by polishing contours, strengthening shadows, and adding details. Clear practical advice for beginners; an excellent sourcebook of valuable insights for experienced artists.

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Genre: Art
Author: Wendon Blake
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release: 1998-06-01
File: 80 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780486402000

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Comprehensive visual images carefully illustrate how to render dynamic characters with personality, covering clothes, hats, props, fabrics and choice of medium for those who want to draw characters in preparing for costume design, in a new edition that covers historical periods and children and music/dance characters. Original.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Huaixiang Tan
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release: 2004
File: 294 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780240805344

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Genre: Drawing
Author: Dale Nichols
Publisher:
Release: 1957
File: 63 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015006367869

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Figure Drawing For Dummies appeals to both new art students and veteran artists who find it difficult to proportionally draw the human form. The illustrations and examples in Figure Drawing For Dummies are designed to help readers capture this elusive figure.

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Genre: Art
Author: Kensuke Okabayashi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2011-01-31
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 0470465379

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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.

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Genre: Art
Author: Anthony Ryder
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
Release: 2014-03-02
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780770434748

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Genre: Figure drawing
Author: Iain Macnab
Publisher:
Release: 1936
File: 79 Pages
ISBN-13: WISC:89054188834

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Genre:
Author: Charles Harvey Weigall
Publisher:
Release: 1852
File: Pages
ISBN-13: OXFORD:591038073

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"A book of fundamentals for an artistic career"--Jkt.

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Genre: Art
Author: Andrew Loomis
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
Release: 2011-05-27
File: 204 Pages
ISBN-13: 0857680986

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