Figure Drawing For Dummies

Figure Drawing For Dummies

Kensuke Okabayashi

Language: English

Pages: 384

ISBN: 0470390735

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Figure Drawing For Dummies appeals to both new art students and veteran artists who find it difficult to proportionally draw the human form. The illustrations and examples in Figure Drawing For Dummies are designed to help readers capture this elusive figure.

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Unlike paints and brushes, whose costs can add up to hundreds of dollars, a basic assortment of drawing tools is pretty inexpensive. If you’re currently in a figure-drawing session, you don’t need to purchase all the materials I describe in this chapter (getting the in-class recommended supplies is sufficient). You can always come back to this chapter for additional supplies when you want to try a different type of medium. The following list provides some facts of life that may affect a

Lumograph: Widely used by architects/designers for its ability to sustain a sharp point. These pencils range from 6H through 8B. ✓ Tombow Mono Professional Pencil: Boasts a high-density graphite that’s not only break-resistant, but also smearproof (a storyboard artist’s dream). These pencils range from 6H through 6B. ✓ Turquoise Drawing Pencil: Its balanced composite of clay and graphite makes this pencil less prone to breakage. Used widely in studios and classrooms. These pencils range from 7H

sunscreen to your exposed body areas. It’ll save your neck! 06_390733-ch02.indd 28 11/24/08 11:51:59 PM Chapter 3 Starting with Figure-Drawing Basics In This Chapter ▶ Getting comfortable with drawing in different pressures ▶ Drawing lines, curves, and shapes ▶ Discovering basic types of lighting, shading, and blending techniques ▶ Handling your drawing mistakes A fter you have your drawing tools and environment set up (see Chapter 2 for details), it’s time to get started on the basics of

default when I’m drawing the figure away from a live model?” The answer is simple — yours! When drawing the ear for the first time, look at it in two basic sections: ✓ The outer ear is the outermost region of the ear and consists of the helix, earlobe, antitragus, and tragus. ✓ The inner ear group includes the antihelix and the concha. Outer ear shapes Think of the outer ear as the frame for a painting. All the smaller inner ear shapes must fit comfortably within the outer ear boundaries. I

beloved instructor at art school mentioned to me one day, “The drawing is not up there [pointing to the posing model] but down here [pointing to my drawing pad].” Throughout this book, my focus is to provide just enough basic knowledge and theory on the figure so you become excited about recording your reaction to what’s happening up on the model stand. All tips, advice, and drawings that I provide are based on my own experience, both as a professional illustrator/sequential artist and as a

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