Synopses & Reviews
Addressing what is frequently the greatest challenge for all aspiring artists—composing a well-proportioned human image that conveys both movement and emotion—established artist and instructor Susie Hodge provides a clear, step-by-step regiment for composing a variety of figures, including a women in elegant stride, a joyful shopper browsing the flowers at a local market, and children grinning for a portrait. Each project begins with simple geometric shapes such as circles, squares, and triangles, onto which detail is incrementally added. The helpful two-color method clearly shows how to craft beautiful finished pictures. Amateur artists will discover techniques to hone their observation skills through the study of body structure and the use of shape, while more experienced artists will find inspiration for capturing the individuality of each subject.
Artists, whatever their skill levels, will love this easy approach to what is normally regarded as a challenging subject. An instructional introduction to drawing people, the book completely demystifies the whole process, showing how to build up great pictures using simple shapes and step-by-step illustrations. Words are not needed, as artists will be able to follow the sequences without any difficulty.
About the Author
Susie Hodges teaches art instruction and history to children and adults and works for the Royal Academy of Arts, the Tate Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, producing booklets for visitors, teachers, and students. She is the author many books, including "How to Draw Dogs in Simple Steps" and "How to Draw Faces in Simple Steps."