Art of Drawing the Human Body

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2004 - Art - 159 pages
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The complete comprehensive guide to drawing the human body Professional advice and easy to follow techniques. Detailed colour illustrations throughout Followup to the successful Art of Drawing 1-4027-0932-3 This sequel to Art of Drawing offers a large format, vibrant illustrations, and instruction - as well as a great low price. A foundation course for artists interested in the human form. Learning to draw the human figure, one of the most beautiful and complex subjects, is perhaps the greatest goal of any artist. From proportion to tonal techniques, the fundamentals the reader will master in the Art of Drawing the Human Body can be applied to virtually any medium, whether the reader wants to sketch a nude or sculpt an abstract figure. Budding artists can master the toughest and most treasured technique of all: portraying the beauty, grace, and personality of the human body. This wonderful tutorial and a variety of inspiring sketches on every page provide the solid technical foundation needed to depict every type of figure - young or old, male or female, standing, sitting, or in motion, and with style. proportions for head, torso, arms, and legs; add light and shadow for tonal depth; and create texture, volume, and expressive lines. A thorough study of the nude and the development of preliminary sketches make this an extraordinary value.
 

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Contents

LIGHT AND SHADOW IN
82
Sketching a Tonal Drawing
88
Working with Absolute Contrast
94
Creating Textural Effects
100
STEP BY STEP
126
Drawing a Standing FigurerThe Contraposto
132
Figure with Chiaroscuro Effects
138
Folds and Textures
144
Modeling Flesh Tones
150
Portrait ora Figure in Silverpoint
156
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