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Figure Drawing for Dummies


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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Your hands-on guide to drawing the human figure and bringing it to life

Want to draw the human body? This step-by-step guide gives you clear instructions and examples coupled with expert tips that show you how to draw the body in a variety of poses. Whether you're a professional illustrator, an art student, or a hobbyist, you'll find the techniques you need to capture the human form.

  • Get a grip on the basics — drawing exercises show you how to work with lines, curves, shapes, light, shadows, and blending

  • Off to a head start — draw the components of the head, facial features, muscle structure, and hairstyles

  • Build the body — examine bone structure and shape, create stick figures, depict muscles, and draw the body in motion

  • Strike dynamic and casual poses — from running, jumping, and climbing to sitting, stretching, and more

  • Accessorize your figures — draw textures, patterns, and folds, and add basic clothing and shoes

Open the book and find:

  • The drawing supplies you need

  • How to set up your studio

  • The differences between drawing adults and children

  • Step-by-step illustrations and examples

  • Tips for forming facial expressions

  • Advanced drawing techniques, including shading

  • How to work with composition and perspective

  • Advice on fixing mistakes

  • Places to present and archive your work

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