Dynamic Figure Drawing

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Watson-Guptill Publications, 1970 - Art - 176 pages
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Figure drawing is the most essential--and the most difficult--of all skills for the artist to learn. In this book, Burne Hogarth, one of the founders of the School of Visual Arts in New York, introduces his own revolutionary system of figure drawing, which makes it possible to visualize and accurately render the forms of the human body from every conceivable point of view. 300+ drawings & diagrams.

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User Review  - nillacat - LibraryThing

I love Burne Hogarth's drawing style. His Tarzan was one of the first graphic novels I read. He first made me see the connection between comic book art and classical figure drawing. Read full review

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User Review  - b_bankhead - LibraryThing

All Burne Hogarth's art books are fantastic but this one is nothing less than a landmark in the field of art education. This book, along with Dynamic Anatomy are at the top of every 'get this book to ... Read full review


The Definitive Body Forms
Column Forms of the Arms and Legs
Figure Notation in Deep Space

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About the author (1970)

The great comic strip artist Burne Hogarth was born in New York in 1911. Best known as the illustrator of the long-running Tarzan comics, Hogarth was honored as the "Michelangelo of the comics" by the Society for the Study of the Comic Strip in France. Hogarth began drawing Tarzan in 1937, basing the strip on stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Many of the strips were published in 1977 under the title The Golden Age of Tarzan, 1939-42. In 1950, Hogarth retired Tarzan and spent the next seventeen years teaching. He helped found a number of art schools, including the School of Visual Arts and the Parsons School of Design, both in New York City. He published several instructional texts, including Dynamic Anatomy, Drawing the Human Head, and Dynamic Figure Drawing, and a sketchbook, Arcane Eye of Hogarth, in 1992. Hogarth died of a heart attack in Paris in 1996.

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