Life Drawing How to Portray the Figure with Accuracy and Expression


By Robert Barrett

Master the art of drawing the figure. Drawing the figure from life has been an important source of expression and satisfaction for artists through the ages. And with this book you'll learn not only how to accurately portray the figure, but also how to bring life and personality to your drawings. Lessons and step-by-step demonstrations cover the fundamentals of drawing, anatomy and design, and show you how to capture a subject's character, how to use light and shadow to create form, and how to incorporate drapery and backgrounds. From gestures, silhouettes, proportions, using grids, measuring and mapping, positive and negative shapes, angles and more, this book will give you all the tools necessary to draw people accurately and expressively in Nupastel, charcoal and graphite, for superb figures filled with beauty and expression.

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