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Figure drawing master class : lessons in life drawing

by Gheno, Dan (Author)

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DRAWING & DRAWINGS. Learn to train you hand and mind to represent the human figure in Figure Drawing Master Class. This take-home course covers everything you need to know to put you on the fast-track to successful figure drawings. Author Dan Gheno guides you through the basics with gesture drawing... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 How to See Form
  • To capture the beauty and grace of the human body, view the figure as a collection of planes and shapes, and pay close attention to light, shadows, line quality and the third line
  • ch. 2 Training Your Hand
  • Drawing skill is a result of hard work, practice and acquirable eye-hand coordination
  • not talent
  • ch. 3 Action and Gesture
  • Find the model s gesture and learn how to use it as a guide in your drawing process
  • ch. 4 Making Better Lines
  • Master how to portray linework evocatively and combine it with tonal mass to create powerful drawings
  • ch. 5 A Portrait of the Hand
  • Train your eye to draw hands in a way that allows them to serve as portrait
  • almost as important as the face itself
  • ch. 6 Dynamic Heads
  • Putting life into a head drawing requires assimilating it with the rest of the body, capturing an attitude and using historically dependable techniques to capture a facial likeness
  • Note continued: ch. 7 Putting Together the Human Form
  • How to analyze and correctly draw different areas of the body, and then bring them all together in one unified form
  • ch. 8 Drapery on the Human Form
  • Drapery has an anatomy all its own, and the knowledge of it helps you to analyze and draw folds on the human form
  • ch. 9 Composing Your Drawings
  • Learn how to achieve balance, rhythm and contrast in a drawing
  • ch. 10 How to Use Narrative in Your Art
  • Discover ways to make your narrative drawings and paintings speak eloquently to the viewer.