Figure Drawing for Artists : Making Every Mark Count
Though there are many books on drawing the human figure, none teach how to draw a figure from the first few marks of the quick sketch to the last virtuosic stroke of the finished masterpiece, let alone through a convincing, easy-to-understand method.
That changes now!
In Figure Drawing for Artists: Making Every Mark Count, award-winning fine artist Steve Huston shows beginners and pros alike the two foundational concepts behind the greatest masterpieces in art and how to use them as the basis for their own success.
Embark on a drawing journey and discover how these twin pillars of support are behind everything from the Venus De Milo, to Michelangelo's Sibyl, to George Bellow's Stag at Sharkey's, and how they're the fundamental tools for animation studios around the world. Not to mention how the best comic book artists since the beginnings of the art form use them whether they know it or not.
Figure Drawing for Artists: Making Every Mark Count sketches out the same two-step method taught to the artists of DreamWorks, Warner Brothers, and Disney Animation, so pick up a pencil and get drawing.
The For Artists series expertly guides and instructs artists at all skill levels who want to develop their classical drawing and painting skills and create realistic and representational art.
- Paperback | 192 pages
- 216 x 254 x 22.86mm | 680.39g
- 01 Jun 2016
- Rockport Publishers Inc.
- Rockport, United States
- 200 color photos
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Table of contents
Part 1: The Elements of Drawing
Chapter 1: Structure
Chapter 2: Basic Gesture
Chapter 3: Advancing the Idea of Gesture
Chapter 4: Perspective
Chapter 5: The Laws of Light
Part 2: Breaking Down the Human Body
Chapter 6: The Human Body: An Overview of Basic Forms
Chapter 7: The Head
Chapter 8: The Torso
Chapter 9: The Arms and Hands
Chapter 10: The Legs and Feet
Chapter 11: Finishing Details: Light and Shadow
Conclusion: Five Minutes
"Steve Huston is one of the most uniquely powerful artists out there . . . a modern master. [Figure Drawing for Artists] is a phenomenal resource. Steve's insight and love for what he does inspires. This book should be in every student's library. That being said, it's for every artist - students and professionals alike." - Carlos Huante, Art Director, Industrial Light & Magic, a division of Lucasfilm
About Steve Huston
Influences include among others Titian, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, the early American Tonalists, the homespun character of the WPA art projects, and the heroic and graphic inventions of the American Comic Book form.
Since then, Steve has shown his fine art pieces around the world. He's the only artist in the history of the California Art Club to win their gold medal three times. His work has been featured in Art News, American Art Collector, Harper's Magazine, Southwest Art, American Artist, Western Art & Architecture, Playboy, and many others.