How to Draw the Human Figure

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Tom Richardson, 2008 - Anatomy, Artistic - 236 pages
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This book is based on the figure drawing notebook of a young student in Philadelphia in 1927 and 1928. It illustrates the methods of drawing the figure which were used at the time, and will be interesting to anyone learning to draw the figure today. The drawings show the work of a confident and talented artist who was studying a new course of drawing from the figure. Formerly students at the school had draw from casts and prints and studied the rules of perspective. The book includes all the drawings from Grace Young's notebook plus examples of the knowledge of figure drawing from the time.
 

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Contents

GRACE YOUNG
2
THE ANATOMY OF THE HUMAN FIGURE
6
PROPORTIONS OF THE HUMAN FIGURE
27
POSTURE
39
DRAWING THE HAND
51
DRAWING THE HEAD
59
HOW TO DRAW THE HUMAN FIGURE
75
DRAWING THE BODY
85
DRAWING THE HUMAN FIGURE USING AN OUTLINE
99
DRAWING ACTION FIGURES
107
SHADOWS
123
20 MINUTES SEPTDEC 1927
129
MEMORY ACTION SEPTDEC 1927
175
SECOND SEMESTER
207
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About the author (2008)


Tom Richardson is a painter and Scenic Artist (an artist who paints for the stage and for the movies). Richardson's books are carefully prepared for the clearest possible reproduction and in some cases translated for the English speaking reader. Richardson also provides historical context and background information, so today's reader can get all the enjoyment possible out of them.




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