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Figure Drawing and Portraiture: In Pencil, Chalk and Charcoal

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From an award-winning English artist and teacher whose work was exhibited at the esteemed Paris Salon and London's Royal Academy comes a beautifully designed guide to drawing the face and figure. The author of such artistic references as "The Technique of Pencil Drawing" and "The Art of the Pencil," Borough Johnson also illustrated many famous poems and novels, including Longfellow's "Evangeline" and Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles.

"Art cannot be taught. Drawing, like science, can." With those opening words, Borough Johnson takes a creative step forward, demonstrating how to draw the human figure with shading and texture, using pencil, chalk, and charcoal. In easy-to-follow terms, he explores the most important aspects of drawing the human form: anatomy, proportion, composition, motion, drawing from memory, and capturing emotion with an economy of line. He also offers eighty-two of his own compositions in black-and-white—subjects that include a ballerina, fencer, gypsies, violinist, children playing, and more—to illustrate his lessons. Eight color plates (red chalk drawings) are also included. Perfect for intermediate and advanced students who want to improve their skills, Figure Drawing and Portraiture is a valuable guide for every artist's reference shelf.

Synopsis:

With easy-to-follow advice and 82 illustrations, an award-winning artist demonstrates how to draw the human figure, offering advice on proportion, anatomy, composition, drawing from memory, and capturing emotion with an economy of line. Includes an 8-page color insert.

Synopsis:

With easy-to-follow advice and 82 illustrations, an award-winning artist demonstrates how to draw the human figure, offering advice on proportion, anatomy, composition, drawing from memory, and capturing emotion with an economy of line. Includes an 8-page color insert.

Table of Contents

Introduction
I. Art Appreciation
II. Proportion
III. Some Observations on Superficial Anatomy
IV. Figure: First Principles to Be Observed
V. Economy of Line in Representing Action
VI. Simple and Complex Motions
VII. The Study of Separate Parts
VIII. Comments on Composition
IX. Thoughts on Memory Drawing
X. The Construction of the Head
XI. Character and the Expression of the Emotions
XII. Methods of Technique
XIII. Materials

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486470153
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
Drawing
Illustrator:
Johnson, Borough
Author:
Art Instruction
Author:
Johnson, Borough
Subject:
Techniques - Drawing
Subject:
Figure drawing
Subject:
Technique
Subject:
Figure drawing -- Technique.
Subject:
Art - Drawing
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Art Instruction
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
82 halftones + 8 pp.color
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
11 x 8.38 in 1.41 lb

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Figure Drawing and Portraiture: In Pencil, Chalk and Charcoal
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With easy-to-follow advice and 82 illustrations, an award-winning artist demonstrates how to draw the human figure, offering advice on proportion, anatomy, composition, drawing from memory, and capturing emotion with an economy of line. Includes an 8-page color insert.
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With easy-to-follow advice and 82 illustrations, an award-winning artist demonstrates how to draw the human figure, offering advice on proportion, anatomy, composition, drawing from memory, and capturing emotion with an economy of line. Includes an 8-page color insert.
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