Synopses & Reviews
From head to toe, the human form, in all its complexities, is visually simplified to such a degree in this remarkable workbook that even complete beginners will soon be able to draw accurate, well-proportioned faces and figures every time they try.
Avoiding complex charts of muscles and bones that are more helpful to doctors than to artists, this book's refreshing approach teaches anatomy from a cartoonist/illustrator's point of view. For example, there are many large and small muscles in the neck, all rendered in great detail in most anatomy books, but here, master teacher Christopher Hart shows only the four that are visible and need to be drawn. His clear instruction helps readers to visualize and portray shifting body weight in a pose without the need of a model, and instead of showing a mass of facial muscles and bones, he translates them into the simple planes an artist needs to draw a range of expressive faces.
"Hart simplifies the process in a accessible manual that concentrates on line and forgoes the complexity of color."Library Journal
From high-quality art supplies to detailed reference charts to a full-color 32-page booklet with the insights and instruction of bestselling author Christopher Hart: this fabulous kit has everything beginners need to master the fundamentals of drawing the human figure. Written and illustrated in Hart's accessible, appealing style, this comprehensive workbook covers all the basics of drawing the head and body, and capturing dynamics and poses.and#160;Kit includes
- Full-color 32-page booklet
- Five stand-up reference charts
- Three pencils (HB, B, and 2B)
- Kneaded eraser
- Pencil sharpener
When the proportions are right, the drawing looks right! Now, thanks to Chris Hart's foolproof method, even beginners can quick-check the proportions of their head and figure drawings, identify errors, and swiftly fix mistakes. Richly illustrated with drawings from various angles, this follow-up to Hart's bestselling Figure It Out! includes step-by-step demonstrations and lessons that lead readers through the process.and#160;
Bestselling how-to-draw author Christopher Hart helps artists fine-tune their skills with the fundamentals of drawing natural-looking figures. Eschewing the esoteric andldquo;art posesandrdquo; and wooden mannequins commonly found in art books, he portrays everyday, real-life gestures on human-looking foundation figures: standing, sitting, kneeling, and reclining, with arms folded, ankles crossed, hands on hips, and more, all shown from various angles. Hart also explores deeper concepts such as perspective, illusion of depth, casting shadows, and foreshortening, and provides step-by-step tutorials that take artists through complete, naturally posed figure drawings from start to finish.
About the Author
Christopher Hart is the worldandrsquo;s bestselling author of how-to-draw books, with more than six million copies sold worldwide. His titles frequently appear on the Bookscan Top 50 Art list. They also have a huge international audience, having been translated into more than 20 languages. In his more than 50 titles, Hart offers artists accessible, generously illustrated, and clearly written step-by-step instruction on a wide variety of how-to-draw subjects, including manga, human anatomy, cartooning, comics, and animals. Visit his website christopherhartbooks.com. He lives in Westport, CT.