Dynamic Figure Drawing

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Watson-Guptill Publications, 1996 - Art - 176 pages
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'Dynamic figure drawing' is the most essential - and the most difficult - of all skills for the artist to learn. The hardest problem is to visualize the figure in the tremendouse variety of poses which the body takes in action, poses which plunge the various forms of the body into deep space and show them in radical foreshortening. Foreshortening itself is, in fact, the single most challenging aspect of figure drawing. This book introduces the author's own revolutionary system of figure drawing - a system which makes it possible to visualize the forms of the human body from every conceivable point of view as they interlock in deep space. With this system you will be able to draw an incredible variety of poses, actions, and gestures without a model, and with the correct relationships between forms." - back cover.

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Browsed at Ken and Heather's. Neat geometric approach to body construction. Read full review

Contents

The Definitive Body Forms
9
Column Forms of the Arms and Legs
26
Figure Notation in Deep Space
45
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About the author (1996)

BURNE HOGARTH (1911-1996), hailed as the "Michaelangelo of the comic strip," was one of the most iconic cartoonists and influential arts educators of the twentieth century and remains so today. After attending the Chicago Art Institute and Academy of Fine Arts at the age of fifteen, Hogarth began an illustrious career in arts education, fine arts, illustration, advertising, and comics, and became recognized as one of the earliest creators of the graphic novel. Best known for his innovative illustrations of the syndicated Sunday Tarzan, Hogarth broke fresh ground in the newspaper comic strip by combining classicism, expressionism, and narrative in 
a powerful, new way.

As cofounder of the School of Visual Arts--one of the world's leading art schools--he brought his unique approach to art into the classroom. His passionate lectures on anatomy and art history formed the foundation for The Burne Hogarth® Dynamic Drawing Series that continues to teach and influence artists and animators worldwide.

Hogarth's art has been exhibited in many important galleries around the world including the Louvre in the Museé des Arts Décoratifs and Marseilles' Bibliothèque. He traveled the world throughout his life receiving numerous international awards and accolades.

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