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Figure Drawing for Dummies (For Dummies)

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Your hands-on guide to drawing the human figure and bringing it to life

Want to draw the human body? This step-by-step guide gives you clear instructions and examples coupled with expert tips that show you how to draw the body in a variety of poses. Whether you're a professional illustrator, an art student, or a hobbyist, you'll find the techniques you need to capture the human form.

  • Get a grip on the basics — drawing exercises show you how to work with lines, curves, shapes, light, shadows, and blending

  • Off to a head start — draw the components of the head, facial features, muscle structure, and hairstyles

  • Build the body — examine bone structure and shape, create stick figures, depict muscles, and draw the body in motion

  • Strike dynamic and casual poses — from running, jumping, and climbing to sitting, stretching, and more

  • Accessorize your figures — draw textures, patterns, and folds, and add basic clothing and shoes

Open the book and find:

  • The drawing supplies you need

  • How to set up your studio

  • The differences between drawing adults and children

  • Step-by-step illustrations and examples

  • Tips for forming facial expressions

  • Advanced drawing techniques, including shading

  • How to work with composition and perspective

  • Advice on fixing mistakes

  • Places to present and archive your work

Synopsis:

Figure Drawing For Dummies appeals to both new art students and veteran artists who find it difficult to proportionally draw the human form. The illustrations and examples in Figure Drawing For Dummies are designed to help readers capture this elusive figure.

About the Author

Kensuke Okabayashi is an award-winning professional artist. His work can be seen in everything from comic books to graphic novels to advertising storyboards. Okabayashi has taught illustration courses at Mercer College of New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Figure Drawing 101.

Chapter 1: Welcome to the Joys of Figure Drawing.

Chapter 2: Gathering the Goods for Figure Drawing.

Chapter 3: Starting with Figure-Drawing Basics.

Part II: Off to a Head Start.

Chapter 4: Getting Inside the Head.

Chapter 5: Adding Facial Features.

Chapter 6: Going to the Top with Hair.

Chapter 7: Presenting Emotions in Facial Features.

Part III: Building the Body.

Chapter 8: Examining Figure Proportions and Bone Structure.

Chapter 9: Starting Simple with Stick Figures and Mannequins.

Chapter 10: Pumping Up Those Muscles.

Chapter 11: Drawing Figures in Motion.

Part IV: Sharpening Your Figure-Drawing Skills.

Chapter 12: Accessorizing Your Figures.

Chapter 13: Taking Your Work to the Next Level with Advanced Drawing Techniques.

Chapter 14: Working with Composition and Perspective.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 15: Ten Places to Study and Draw the Figure.

Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Organize, Store, and Present Your Work.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470390733
Author:
Okabayashi, Kensuke
Publisher:
For Dummies
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Human Figure
Subject:
draw
Subject:
Pencil
Subject:
Charcoal
Subject:
Human
Subject:
Human figure
Subject:
Figure
Subject:
Figure drawing
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Classical
Subject:
Form
Subject:
Poses
Subject:
Movement.
Subject:
Face
Subject:
Proportion
Subject:
Anatomy
Subject:
People
Subject:
Living figure
Subject:
Artist
Subject:
Techniques - Life Drawing
Subject:
Techniques - Drawing
Subject:
Drawing -- Technique.
Subject:
Human figure in art
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Drawing, Draw, Pencil, Charcoal, Human, Human Figure, Figure, Figure Drawing, Art, Classical, Form, Poses, Movement, Face, Proportion, Anatomy, People, Living figure, Artist,
Subject:
Drawing, Draw, Pe
Subject:
ncil, Charcoal, Human, Human Figure, Figure, Figure Drawing, Art, Classical, Form, Poses, Movement, Face, Proportion, Anatomy, People, Living figure, Artist,
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
January 2009
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.98x7.96x.93 in. 1.23 lbs.

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