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The Artist's Complete Guide to Figure Drawing: A Contemporary Master Reveals the Secrets of Drawing the Human Form

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Many of us want to learn "how to draw", but as artist Anthony Ryder explains, it's much more important to learn what to draw. In other words, to observe and draw what we actually see, rather than what we think we see. When it comes to drawing the human figure, this means letting go of learned ideas and expectation of what the figure should look like. It means carefully observing the interplay of form and light, shape and line, that combine to create the actual appearance of human form. In The Artist's Complete Guide to Figure Drawing, amateur and experienced artists alike are guided toward this new way of seeing and drawing the figure with a three-step drawing method.

The book's progressive course starts with the block-in, an exercise in seeing and establishing the figure's shape. It then build to the contour, a refined line drawing that represents the figure's silhouette. The last step is tonal work on the inside of the contour, when light and shadow are shaped to create the illusion of form. Separate chapters explore topics critical to the method: gesture, which expresses a sense of living energy to the figure; light, which largely determines how we see the model; and form, which conveys the figure's volume and mass. Examples, step-by-steps, and special "tips" offer helpful hints and practical guidance throughout.

Lavishly illustrated with the author?s stunning artwork, The Artist's Complete Guide to Figure Drawing combines solid instruction with thoughtful meditations on the art of drawing, to both instruct and inspire artists of all levels.

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"The system of figure drawing detailed here enables artists of all skill levels to achieve greater realism. Ryder's stunning drawings illustrate his points, and they are as inspiring as they are instructional." American Artist

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This text offers artists a complete guide to figure drawing.

Synopsis:

Many of us want to learn “how to draw.” But as artist Anthony Ryder explains, its much more important to learn what to draw. In other words, to observe and draw what we actually see, rather than what we think we see. When it comes to drawing the human figure, this means letting go of learned ideas and expectation of what the figure should look like. It means carefully observing the interplay of form and light, shape and line, that combine to create the actual appearance of human form. In The Artists Complete Guide to Figure Drawing, amateur and experienced artists alike are guided toward this new way of seeing and drawing the figure with a three-step drawing method.

The books progressive course starts with the block-in, an exercise in seeing and establishing the figures shape. It then build to the contour, a refined line drawing that represents the figures silhouette. The last step is tonal work on the inside of the contour, when light and shadow are shaped to create the illusion of form. Separate chapters explore topics critical to the method: gesture, which expresses a sense of living energy to the figure; light, which largely determines how we see the model; and form, which conveys the figures volume and mass. Examples, step-by-steps, and special “tips” offer helpful hints and practical guidance throughout.

Lavishly illustrated with the authors stunning artwork, The Artists Complete Guide to Figure Drawing combines solid instruction with thoughtful meditations on the art of drawing, to both instruct and inspire artists of all levels.

Synopsis:

This solid system for approaching figure drawing enables artists of all levels to achieve surprising new heights of expertise in depicting the human form. 200 illustrations.

About the Author

Anthony J. Ryder studied at the Art Students League of New York, the New York Academy of Art, and the École Albert Defois in France with oil painter Ted Seth Jacobs. He began his teaching career at the New York Academy in 1985, and has taught at the Art Students League and in various locations in the United States and France. His paintings and drawings are in many private collections. Mr. Ryder lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780823003037
Author:
Ryder, Anthony
Publisher:
Watson-Guptill Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Study & Teaching
Subject:
Drawing
Subject:
Technique
Subject:
Drawing - Anatomy
Subject:
Figure drawing
Subject:
Figure drawing -- Technique.
Subject:
Techniques - General
Subject:
Techniques - Life Drawing
Subject:
ART052000
Subject:
Drawing -- Technique.
Subject:
Art - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19990631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 BandW ILLUS
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
10.8 x 8.25 x .4 in .9 lb

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"Review" by , "The system of figure drawing detailed here enables artists of all skill levels to achieve greater realism. Ryder's stunning drawings illustrate his points, and they are as inspiring as they are instructional."
"Synopsis" by , This text offers artists a complete guide to figure drawing.
"Synopsis" by , Many of us want to learn “how to draw.” But as artist Anthony Ryder explains, its much more important to learn what to draw. In other words, to observe and draw what we actually see, rather than what we think we see. When it comes to drawing the human figure, this means letting go of learned ideas and expectation of what the figure should look like. It means carefully observing the interplay of form and light, shape and line, that combine to create the actual appearance of human form. In The Artists Complete Guide to Figure Drawing, amateur and experienced artists alike are guided toward this new way of seeing and drawing the figure with a three-step drawing method.

The books progressive course starts with the block-in, an exercise in seeing and establishing the figures shape. It then build to the contour, a refined line drawing that represents the figures silhouette. The last step is tonal work on the inside of the contour, when light and shadow are shaped to create the illusion of form. Separate chapters explore topics critical to the method: gesture, which expresses a sense of living energy to the figure; light, which largely determines how we see the model; and form, which conveys the figures volume and mass. Examples, step-by-steps, and special “tips” offer helpful hints and practical guidance throughout.

Lavishly illustrated with the authors stunning artwork, The Artists Complete Guide to Figure Drawing combines solid instruction with thoughtful meditations on the art of drawing, to both instruct and inspire artists of all levels.

"Synopsis" by , This solid system for approaching figure drawing enables artists of all levels to achieve surprising new heights of expertise in depicting the human form. 200 illustrations.
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