Sketching People: Life Drawing Basics

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Life Lessons: Learn How to Capture a World Constantly in Motion

Fluid, fast and expressive life drawing starts here. Step by step, you'll learn to render fleeting gestures from memory, capture expressions simply and more quickly, give your drawing a life of its own with body language, and more. Along the way, you'll develop a more spontaneous approach for successfully ...

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Overview


Life Lessons: Learn How to Capture a World Constantly in Motion

Fluid, fast and expressive life drawing starts here. Step by step, you'll learn to render fleeting gestures from memory, capture expressions simply and more quickly, give your drawing a life of its own with body language, and more. Along the way, you'll develop a more spontaneous approach for successfully working from life.

Inside you'll find:

  • A comprehensive course on drawing from life, based on classic principles
  • Essential techniques for drawing gesture, figures, clothing, expression, body language and more
  • Lots of exercises that bring lessons to life
The skills you'll learn from this book are so fundamental that every artist will find something in these useful lessons for making the most of all the inspiration that life has to offer.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600611506
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 7/22/2009
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 515,938
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Professional artist and graphic designer Jeff Mellem has worked invarious industries over the last decade. Among others, he has designed for magazines, video games, and theater. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California State University, Fullerton, and studied drawing at the American Animation Institute in Hollywood, California. Jeff uses traditional drawing techniques, the foundation of his work, to develop characters and stories.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2012

    Very Disappointed

    Book itself looks good, but the illustrations are tiny and cannot be enlarged. And this is a drawing instruction book! Text formatting is fragmented across pages. Unusable and I can't return it.

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  • Posted August 12, 2009

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    Illustrators - this book is for you!!

    There are many pertinent example drawings to further illustrate each topic section. Because I am a novice, this was extremely helpful.

    Along with the educational value, "Sketching People" could also be used as a coffee table book.

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