Body Parts: A Visual Sourcebook for Drawing the Human Body

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Simon Jennings
Mitchell Beazley, 2007 - Art - 223 pages
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The human figure is a classic artistic subject - beautiful, inspiring, and challenging to draw. This sourcebook shows the many ways of seeing the figure and offers instruction, advice, and visual inspiration. Also included are tips and techniques on proportion, basic anatomy, and the details of the human form. There is an invaluable photographic reference source for a variety of poses and features. A gallery of images - the "Index of Possibilities" - illustrates how many artists and cultures have depicted the figure through the ages. This book will help you to shape your own approach and individual style, and allow you to better understand and portray the human body.

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About the author (2007)

Simon Jennings trained as a graphic artist and is a graduate of the Royal College of Art in London. In addition to his professional experience of design and graphic art in New York, Chicago, and London, Simon Jennings has had a lifelong interest in painting and the visual arts and has taught at several British art schools, including the Royal College of Art. He has conceived, designed, and produced many art and design titles including the award-winning Collins Artist's Manual, Collins Art Class, and Collins Artist's Colour Manual, The Ways of Drawing Series, and Vincent Van Gogh: The Complete Self Portraits.

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