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    DescriptionMany of us want to learn "how to draw." But as artist Anthony Ryder explains, it's much more important to learn what to draw. In other words, to observe and draw what we actually see, rather than what we think we see. When it comes to drawing the human figure, this means letting go of learned ideas and expectation of what the figure should look like. It means carefully observing the interplay of form and light, shape and line, that combine to create the actual appearance of human form. In "The Artist's Complete Guide to Figure Drawing," amateur and experienced artists alike are guided toward this new way of seeing and drawing the figure with a three-step drawing method. The book's progressive course starts with the block-in, an exercise in seeing and establishing the figure's shape. It then build to the contour, a refined line drawing that represents the figure's silhouette. The last step is tonal work on the inside of the contour, when light and shadow are shaped to create the illusion of form. Separate chapters explore topics critical to the method: gesture, which expresses a sense of living energy to the figure; light, which largely determines how we see the model; and form, which conveys the figure's volume and mass. Examples, step-by-steps, and special "tips" offer helpful hints and practical guidance throughout. Lavishly illustrated with the author's stunning artwork, "The Artist's Complete Guide to Figure Drawing" combines solid instruction with thoughtful meditations on the art of drawing, to both instruct and inspire artists of all levels.


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    Title
    The Artist's Complete Guide to Figure Drawing
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anthony Ryder
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 272 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780823003037
    ISBN 10: 0823003035
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WFA
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: AFF
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25840
    DC22: 743.4
    BISAC V2.8: ART010000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: ART052000, ART027000
    LC classification: NC765.R94
    DC23: 743.4
    LC classification: NC765 .R94 2000
    Thema V1.0: JNU, AB, AFF, WFA
    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    200 b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    Watson-Guptill Publications
    Imprint name
    Watson-Guptill Publications Inc.,U.S.
    Publication date
    24 June 1999
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Anthony J. Ryder studied at the Art Students League of New York, the New York Academy of Art, and the ecole Albert Defois in France with oil painter Ted Seth Jacobs. He began his teaching career at the New York Academy in 1985, and has taught at the Art Students League and in various locations in the United States and France. His paintings and drawings are in many private collections. Mr. Ryder lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.