• Figure It Out! Drawing Essential Poses: The Beginner's Guide to the Natural-Looking Figure (Christopher Hart Figure It Out!)

    Bestselling how-to-draw author Christopher Hart helps artists fine-tune their skills with the fundamentals of drawing natural-looking figures. Eschewing the esoteric “art poses” 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.

    • Brand: Chris Hart Books
    • ASIN: 1936096994

  • How to Draw People: Step-by-Step Lessons for Figures and Poses

    The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Drawing Figures! To draw an anatomical figure, you don't need a stack of weighty anatomy books. Just take it step by step! In How to Draw People, author Jeff Mellem teaches beginning artists how to draw the human figure, from stick figure to anatomically accurate person, in clear, easy-to-follow lessons. More than just a reference, this book provides the step-by-step instruction to teach you to draw the human figure and the anatomical knowledge to draw it realistically. In each chapter, called "levels," you'll learn core concepts for drawing the human figure. Each new chapter builds on the previous one to give you the skills you need to add complexity to your drawing. By the end of each chapter, you will be able to draw the figure with greater detail. By the end of Level 5, you will be able to draw an expressive figure with defined muscle groups in a variety of poses both real and imagined.Clear goals to progress from stick figure to anatomically correctExercises and assignments to practice new skillsLevel-Up Checklists in each chapter to assess your skills before moving onWith clear step-by-step demonstrations and check-ins along the way, How to Draw People is the beginner's guide to drawing realistic figures.

    • ASIN: B07B1ZN1FS

  • The Human Figure in Motion

    This is the largest selection ever made from the famous Muybridge sequence high-speed photographs of human motion. Containing 4,789 photographs, it illustrates some 163 different types of action: elderly man lifting log, woman sweeping, woman climbing ladder, men boxing and wrestling, child crawling, man lifting weight, man jumping, and 155 other types of action, some of which are illustrated by as many as 62 different photographs.Taken at speeds ranging up to 1/6000th of a second, these photographs show bone and muscle positions against ruled backgrounds. Almost all subjects are undraped, and all actions are shown from three angles: front, rear, and three-quarter view.These historic photographs, one of the great monuments of nineteenth-century photography, are reproduced original size, with all the clarity and detail of the originals. As a complete thesaurus of human action, it has never been superseded. Muybridge was a genius of photography, who had unlimited financial, technical, and scientific backing at the University of Pennsylvania. This volume presents the final selection from more than 100,000 negatives made at an expenditure of more than $50,000. It has never been superseded as a sourcebook for artists, students, animators, and art directors."An unparalleled dictionary ...

    • ASIN: 0486202046
    • UPC: 800759202041

  • Figure Poses for Fashion Illustrators: Scan, Trace, Copy: 250 Templates for Professional Results. Includes a CD-ROM with over 250 copyright-free images.

    Art students who plan to work in fashion design will value this unusual book and CD-ROM combination. The book opens with detailed instruction in drawing a correctly proportioned human figure, which is the necessary foundation for all fashion illustration. The most detailed and accurate garment drawings cannot convey a garment's true appearance without a properly drawn figure wearing it. Chapters that follow present detailed illustrations of human figures in a wide range of fashion poses, followed up with various garment shapes superimposed on the figures. Garments include dresses, gowns, pants, skirts, outerwear, knits, and many other items. This book also shows students how to employ the rendering techniques that add to creation of a professionally finished fashion illustration. Techniques include shading, highlighting, and coloring illustrated figures, using watercolors, markers, or working digitally. The enclosed CD-ROM presents templates that students can either print or bring up on their computer screens, and then embellish with their own garment designs. The book's more than 250 illustrations in color and black and white complement an instructive text.

    • Brand: Barrons
    • ASIN: 1438070497

  • Anatomy for Sculptors Understanding the Human Figure

    One picture is worth a thousand words.Congratulations, this is B.S. no zone. Visual artists are visual thinkers. They dont want to read magnificent, but boring anatomy textbooks, stuffed with medical level information. Instead, the author made a book with clear images, that contain only the necessary information needed, to create a realistic human form. Most pictures in the book are self-explanatory. The text part in this book is only about 2 percent. The concept of this book came from author Uldis Zarins, classically trained sculptor, with 20 years of sculpting experience, looking for good visual anatomy book for his students, that would help to explain the forms of the human figure. After years of fruitless searching, Uldis decided to roll up his sleeves and take one for the team. So, he embarked on an epic quest to create a book for solid anatomical reference for any aspiring artist. Not just for sculptors. In addition to the 3D models, there are also photos of live models from various angles and body postures, overlaid with color coded muscle diagrams. The coverage of the book is completely comprehensive, displaying the human body from head to toe, including a few pages on face anatomy. For a deeper understanding of facial expressions, check out Anatomy of Facial Expressions....

    • ASIN: 0990341100

  • The Complete Book of Poses for Artists (The Complete Book of ...)

    Packed with helpful photographs, hundreds of techniques, and loads of expert instruction, The Complete Book of Posesfor Artists is the perfect resource for artists of all skill levels.The human figure is one of the most difficult subjects to capture in drawing. The Complete Book of Poses for Artists combines photographs and illustrations that demonstrate how to accurately render the human form in hundreds of realistic poses. The book guides artists through the process of drawing the human figure as it pertains to anatomy, proportions, volume, mass, gesture, movement, and expression. From there, the book reveals how these characteristics come together using light, shape, line, and form to accurately depict the human figure in a variety of everyday poses, including standing, sitting, reclining, and action. Each section features color photographs of people in several "core" poses (e.g., sitting, reclining, and action), as well as multiple variations of those poses. Step-by-step artist illustrations demonstrate how to render the core pose, whereas illustrations and professional tips demonstrate how to turn the core pose into a new variation. In addition, step-by-step drawing instructions and techniques demonstrate how to capture realistic poses as they differ from one person to the n...

    • ASIN: B01NCZ58RV

  • Poses for Artists Volume 4 - Couples Poses: An essential reference for figure drawing and the human form (Inspiring Art and Artists)

    This book was created by an artist who understands that sometimes, you just need a creative nudge to help get the pencil moving and break that pesky block. By simplifying the human form, we hope to remove the inevitable anxiety that comes with drawing a person, and speed-up your art, over time, increasing your own understanding of human anatomy, proportions and movement.

    • ASIN: 1530618045

  • Poses for Artists Volume 1 - Dynamic and Sitting Poses: An essential reference for figure drawing and the human form (Inspiring Art and Artists)

    This book was created by an artist who understands that sometimes, you just need a creative nudge to help get the pencil moving and break that pesky block. By simplifying the human form, we hope to remove the inevitable anxiety that comes with drawing a person, and speed-up your art, over time, increasing your own understanding of human anatomy, proportions and movement.

    • ASIN: 1530106117

  • Poses for Artists Volume 2 - Standing Poses: An essential reference for figure drawing and the human form (Inspiring Art and Artists)

    This book was created by an artist who understands that sometimes, you just need a creative nudge to help get the pencil moving and break that pesky block. By simplifying the human form, we hope to remove the inevitable anxiety that comes with drawing a person, and speed-up your art, over time, increasing your own understanding of human anatomy, proportions and movement.

    • ASIN: 1530604117