Synopses & Reviews
Barron's Beginner Art Guides instruct you in techniques for mastering a variety of art media and genres. All titles in this series are practical how-to manuals for beginners, presenting easy-to-follow explanations of techniques and materials. Exercises come with illustrative sketches and useful advice. Painting the Human Figure will instruct you in the fundamentals of male and female figure painting, with models in standing, sitting, reclining, and action poses. Practical exercises include painting both nude figures and clothed models for portrait studies. This book concludes with a brief survey of the figure paintings by the Swiss art nouveau master, Ferdinand Hodler.
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Color and Creativity
Drawing with Charcoal, Chalk, and Sanguine Crayon
Painting the Human Figure
Painting Light and Shade
Painting Still Lifes
Painting with Acrylics
Painting with Oil
Painting with Watercolor
A SIMPLE, ENJOYABLE METHOD TO GET YOU STARTED IN PAINTING
Books in the popular Beginner's Art Guides series instruct in the fundamentals of drawing and painting, focusing on projects especially designed for beginning students to master. Projects are presented in order of difficulty and are supplemented with practical suggestions, ideas for color experiments, and techniques for creating special effects. The Human Figure instructs in the fundamentals of anatomy drawing. A series of projects depict male and female figures in standing, sitting, reclining, and action poses. Color illustrations on every page.