Life Drawing Class

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Watson-Guptill Publications, 2003 - Art - 125 pages
The figure has always held an especially important place in representational art, capable of bringing enormous impact to any work, from serene meditative calm to explosive physical dynamism. However, conventional wisdom says the figure is one of the most demanding and arduous subjects to translate onto a canvas.



Life Drawing Classchallenges this long-held assumption, demonstrating creative, original strategies to make figure drawing an exciting, enjoyable, and above all successful experience. This hands-on guide offers a fresh approach to the subject, introducing a variety of mediums, drawing techniques, and simple methods that sharpen powers of observation while also encouraging the artist’s individual creative style and expression.




• An invaluable course for artists without access to a real-life figure drawing class

• Covers the most basic elements of figure study—anatomy, proportion, and movement in precise detail

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Teaching the difficult art of portraiture has come a long way since the days when models were often limited to well-muscled white people. Bradley specializes in portraying the clothed figure of all ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Lucy Watson graduated from London's prestigious Central Saint Martin's College of Art & Design. Her drawings, prints, and paintings have been exhibited all over Europe. She lives in London.

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