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.
The For Artists series expertly guides and instructs artists at all skill levels who want to develop their classical drawing and painting skills and create realistic and representational art.
Drawing is vitally important for the fashion industry. Fashion Illustration represents a designer’s point of view and Anna Kiper’s aim is to contribute to the revival of this unique art form. Every illustration lesson in the book presents a story with exciting design details and ideas to inspire designers to rediscover the art of hand drawing as a tool for creating vibrant and original work. ‘A hand drawing creates a direct connection to the artist, expressing the individual style, energy and creativity’ – from Anna Kiper’s introduction.
At the center of this collection is not the perfect figure, but the joy of drawing, and how, with simple methods, drawing people is possible. By reducing your work to a few lines and using clear contours and simple surfaces, the human figure emerges, constructed and elaborated.
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.
Written by a noted author and instructor, this guide for intermediate to advanced students presents the fundamentals of figure drawing in a lucid, practical manner. Each step in the construction and artistic representation of the human figure is fully explained and illustrated. Topics include such vital aspects as proportion, bone and muscle structure, limbs, head and neck, male and female figures, action and motion, and the draped figure.
This volume ranks among the most complete and useful guides to figure drawing. Its wealth of illustrations ranges from diagrams to anatomical drawings to photographs, along with a rich gallery of work by the great masters. Examples include drawings from the works of Leonardo and Vesalius as well as Picasso, Modigliani, Rubens, Rembrandt, and dozens of other distinguished artists.