Drawing People

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North Light Books, Oct 27, 2003 - Art - 175 pages
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Draw Natural and Believable Clothed Figures

In Drawing People, award-winning illustrator and instructor Barbara Bradley provides all the information you need to render clothed human figures with energy, detail and control.

Bradley begins by teaching the basics of any drawing, including proportion, perspective and value. Next, you'll learn how to overcome the special challenges posed by clothing, including fabric folds and draping effects. Bradley illustrates how they're constructed and how to draw them in different situations—on male and female figures that are active or at rest.

These reliable, proven drawing techniques will add a natural feel to your art, resulting in figures that look as if they could walk, run or dance right off the page.

  

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Review: Drawing People: How to Portray the Clothed Figure

User Review  - Patsy Parker - Goodreads

This book has helped me with how to see things and with technique. Read full review

Review: Drawing People: How to Portray the Clothed Figure

User Review  - Chris Male - Goodreads

Not the best choice for beginners. But it can be with continual practice. I keep it near my workspace as a reminder or quick reference. Read full review

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Contents

Drawing from a Model
12
Drawing in a Sketchbook
20
Drawing in Your Studio
26
Basics of Drawing
32
Proportion and Perspective
34
Value
40
Drawing Aides
46
Stretch and Compression
48
Construction of Folds
94
Types of Folds
106
Drawing Folds on People
114
Drawing Clothing
120
Elements of Clothing
122
Tips for Drawing Clothing
130
Drawing Extras
142
Design of the Figure
144

Wraparounds Overlapping Forms
54
Relationships
60
Rhythm and Continuity
70
Using Drawing Aides Together
76
Drawing Folds
84
What Folds Can Do for Your Drawings
86
Drawing Heads and Hands
148
Drawing Children
162
GLOSSARY
170
A PARTING NOTE
173
INDEX
174
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Barbara Bradley was the Director of Illustration for 25 years at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. She has taught several classes and workshops on drawing in the US, as well as in London. Her work is displayed in the Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration and in the permanent collection of the US Air Force. She lives in Berkeley, California.

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