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 artistUser 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 figureUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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
Drawing from a Model
Drawing in a Sketchbook
Drawing in Your Studio
Basics of Drawing
Proportion and Perspective
Stretch and Compression
Construction of Folds
Types of Folds
Drawing Folds on People
Elements of Clothing
Tips for Drawing Clothing
Design of the Figure