Drawing People

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Draw Natural and Believable Clothed Figures

In Drawing People, award-winning illustrator and instructor Barbara Bradley provides all the information you need to render clothed human figures with energy, detail and control.

Bradley begins by teaching the basics of any drawing, including proportion, perspective and value. Next, you'll learn how to overcome the special challenges posed by clothing, including fabric folds and draping effects. ...

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Overview


Draw Natural and Believable Clothed Figures

In Drawing People, award-winning illustrator and instructor Barbara Bradley provides all the information you need to render clothed human figures with energy, detail and control.

Bradley begins by teaching the basics of any drawing, including proportion, perspective and value. Next, you'll learn how to overcome the special challenges posed by clothing, including fabric folds and draping effects. Bradley illustrates how they're constructed and how to draw them in different situations—on male and female figures that are active or at rest.

These reliable, proven drawing techniques will add a natural feel to your art, resulting in figures that look as if they could walk, run or dance right off the page.

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Teaching the difficult art of portraiture has come a long way since the days when models were often limited to well-muscled white people. Bradley specializes in portraying the clothed figure of all ages, in attire that varies from jeans to togas. The first part discusses proportion, perspective, and value, while the second part considers drawing folds and drapery. The final section offers tips on completing figures, including how to draw faces and hands and special instructions for drawing children. The result is a competent manual by a 25-year veteran of teaching at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. Watson's Life Drawing Class is a rich and dynamic volume on the human form, clothed and unclothed, flabby and buff, indoors and out. Using pencil, charcoal, ink, and watercolor, Watson (Artists Sketchbook) utilizes photographs to complement lessons in balance and proportion, lighting, mood, and composition. These are two fine additions to the field. Large collections can supplement these with more specific works like Chris Saper's Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581803594
  • Publisher: F & W Media Inc
  • Publication date: 10/13/2003
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 289,872
  • Product dimensions: 8.84 (w) x 11.34 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

A Note to Readers 8
1 Types of Figure Drawing 10
Chapter 1 Drawing From a Model 12
Chapter 2 Drawing in a Sketchbook 20
Chapter 3 Drawing in Your Studio 26
2 Basics of Drawing 32
Chapter 4 Proportion and Perspective 34
Chapter 5 Value 40
3 Drawing Aides 46
Chapter 6 Stretch and Compression 48
Chapter 7 Wraparounds & Overlapping Forms 54
Chapter 8 Relationships 60
Chapter 9 Rhythm and Continuity 70
Chapter 10 Using Drawing Aides Together 76
4 Drawing Folds 84
Chapter 11 What Folds Can Do for Your Drawings 86
Chapter 12 Construction of Folds 94
Chapter 13 Types of Folds 106
Chapter 14 Drawing Folds on People 114
5 Drawing Clothing 120
Chapter 15 Elements of Clothing 122
Chapter 16 Tips for Drawing Clothing 130
6 Drawing Extras 142
Chapter 17 Design of the Figure 144
Chapter 18 Drawing Heads and Hands 148
Chapter 19 Drawing Children 162
Glossary 170
A Parting Note 173
About the Author 173
Index 174
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2006

    A good supplement for beginners

    This is by no means an in-depth, comprehensive beginner's book, but I found it full of useful tips and artistic drawing aides. Most artists learn these on their own eventually, either consciously or subconsciously, but it's nice to have it all layed out so that you are more aware of what you're doing and why you do it. I can see this being very helpful to a beginner seeking to improve, and as an intermediate artist I still found some tips that changed the way I thought about drawing the figure. The actual section on clothing is small and not really the best part of the book, though it's just as helpful as the other general categories it covers.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2013

    I LOVE DRAWING

    I THINK DRAWING IS FUN

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    Wow!

    This book has REALLY good drawings! I just wish it didnt cost so much! This book looks good for college kids but it might help someone who needs to get better.

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  • Posted July 4, 2009

    Drawing People

    Excellent book to assist the artist, especially for college art.

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