Drawing People

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North Light Books, Oct 13, 2003 - Art - 176 pages
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Draw Natural and Believable Clothed Figures

In Drawing People, award-winning illustrator and instructor Barbara Bradley provides all the information you need to render clothed human figures with energy, detail and control.

Bradley begins by teaching the basics of any drawing, including proportion, perspective and value. Next, you'll learn how to overcome the special challenges posed by clothing, including fabric folds and draping effects. Bradley illustrates how they're constructed and how to draw them in different situations—on male and female figures that are active or at rest.

These reliable, proven drawing techniques will add a natural feel to your art, resulting in figures that look as if they could walk, run or dance right off the page.

 

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Great for the serious artist

User Review  - Becca the AAU Art student - Borders

I had the opportunity to meet Barbara Bradley before she passed away; she was one of our most beloved drawing instructors at AAU. It is easy to find her work all over including Dole Pineapple ... Read full review

Drawing people: how to portray the clothed figure

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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

Contents

A Note to Readers
8
Types of Figure Drawing
10
Basics of Drawing
32
Drawing Aides
46
Drawing Folds
84
Drawing Clothing
120
Drawing Extras
142
Glossary
170
A Parting Note
173
Index
174
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Barbara Bradley was the Director of Illustration for 25 years at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. She has taught several classes and workshops on drawing in the US, as well as in London. Her work is displayed in the Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration and in the permanent collection of the US Air Force. She lives in Berkeley, California.

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