Secrets of Drawing - Figures and Faces

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The Must-Have Reference for Drawing People!

Your complete guide to drawing people, packed with everything you need to know about materials, techniques and drawing styles. Learn the secrets to drawing figures and faces correctly and creatively using an amazing array of tools from basic pencils to full-color ...

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Overview

The Must-Have Reference for Drawing People!

Your complete guide to drawing people, packed with everything you need to know about materials, techniques and drawing styles. Learn the secrets to drawing figures and faces correctly and creatively using an amazing array of tools from basic pencils to full-color drawing instruments.

Learn how to:

  • Capture seated and standing figures, as well as figures in motion
  • Depict individual attitudes of your subjects
  • Use clothing to show movement and gesture
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440321559
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 8/12/2012
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 785,192
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Craig Nelson

Craig Nelson teaches painting and drawing at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, where he is Department Director of Fine Art. His clients include Capitol Records, Sony and MGM. He has won over two hundred awards of excellence, his works can be found in several galleries throughout the United States, and they continue to appear in exhibitions both nationally and internationally. He resides in Southern California.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Materials and Techniques 10

Drawing Mediums and Tools 12

Graphite 14

Charcoal 17

Conte 20

Colored Pencils 24

Pastel 30

Drawing Pens 33

Ink 37

Drawing Surfaces 42

Working With Line and Tone 50

Hard-Line Drawings 51

Soft-Line Drawings 52

Tone 53

Value 54

Chapter 2 Drawing Figures and Faces 56

Sketching Figures 58

Pose 60

Posing Models 62

Balance 64

Seated and Reclining Figures 65

Angles 66

Rhythm 68

Pose and Attitude 70

Rendering Attitude 71

Clothing Your Figures 72

Drawing a Man in a Shirt and Vest 74

Drawing Heads and Faces 78

Proportions in Drawing Faces 79

Drawing Eyes and Eyebrows 81

Drawing Mouths 82

Drawing Noses 83

Drawing Ears 84

Male Faces 85

Drawing a Male Face 86

Female Faces 89

Drawing a Female Face 90

Caricatures 93

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