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Figure drawing for artists : making every mark count
Figure drawing for artists : making every mark count
Huston, Steve2016
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.
Beverly, MA : Rockport Publishers, 2016.
192 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
pt. one THE ELEMENTS OF DRAWING -- ch. 1 Structure -- ch. 2 Basic Gesture -- ch. 3 Advancing the Idea of Gesture -- ch. 4 Perspective -- ch. 5 The Laws of Light -- pt. two BREAKING DOWN THE HUMAN BODY -- ch. 6 The Human Body: An Overview of Basic Forms -- ch. 7 The Head -- ch. 8 The Torso -- ch. 9 The Arms and Hands -- ch. 10 The Legs and Feet -- ch. 11 Finishing Details: Light and Shadows.
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryArt and Craft743.4 HUSAvailable