Life Drawing for Artists : Understanding Figure Drawing Through Poses, Postures, and Lighting
Author Chris Legaspi is a dedicated, life-long artist and admired instructor who is known for his dynamic figurative drawings and paintings, and as a successful illustrator in the entertainment industry. Whether you are an aspiring illustrator, art student, or a professional artist looking to develop your abilities, Life Drawing for Artists shows how to build your skills by combining fundamental building blocks, such as gesture lines, shape and design, structure, value control, and edge or line control.
You'll focus on different skills while working on both quick timed drawings and longer detailed drawings. The book covers important topics, such as drawing different views, understanding perspective, foreshortening strategies, and how to deal with various lighting conditions. The examples and tutorials explore virtually every pose scenario, as well as many active and dynamic movements.
Breathe drama into your figures as you master the fundamentals with this fresh approach to life 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 | 176 pages
- 216 x 279 x 17.78mm | 725.75g
- 24 Dec 2019
- Rockport Publishers Inc.
- Rockport, United States
Other books in this series
01 Jun 2016
06 Aug 2019
16 Jun 2020
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Foundation
The Purpose of Figure Drawing
The Structure of a Life Drawing Session
Using Your Materials
Chapter 2 Fundamentals of Life Drawing
The Concept of Gesture
Introduction to Shading, Light, and Shadow
Chapter 3 The Drawing Process
Overview of the Drawing Process
Starting with the Head
Drawing the Torso
How to Draw One- and Two-Minute Poses
How to Draw Three- and Five-Minute Poses
How to Draw Ten-Minute Poses
How to Draw Twenty-Minute Poses
Chapter 4 Side View and Perspective
Side View Techniques and Strategies
How to Draw the Figure in Perspective
Chapter 5 Exercises and Self-Study 150
Part 1: Drawing from Life and Observation
Part 2: Dexterity Exercises
Part 3: Old Master Studies
About the Author
About Chris Legaspi
Along with being a proven expert in his field with real-world experience, he is also passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience. Chris has taught at some of the top art schools in America, including Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood and the New Masters Academy. His design and drawing classes are some of the most popular and exciting classes offered. Along with his classroom experience, he has held workshops and lectured at the world-renowned Art Center College of Design, Concept Design Academy, and LucasArts in Singapore.
As a professional, his illustrations, drawings, and concept designs can be seen in blockbuster Hollywood movies, television shows, and video games. His most notable clients and projects include Warner Bros. Pictures, Disney, Marvel, The Simpsons, Netflix, and Namco Bandai Games.
This rare combination of professional experience and teaching skill is what makes Chris such a popular and admired educator in the field of realistic art and illustration. He is currently working on several books, articles, online courses, and teaching live workshops throughout Southeast Asia.