Drawing from Life / Edition 2

Drawing from Life / Edition 2

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Drawing from Life / Edition 2

Intended as a supplement to studio experience, this textbook discusses the major elements of drawing the human figure, updating the material related to figure drawing in contemporary art. Chapters discuss proportions and perspectives, the use of line and value, and the understanding of the human anatomy. Also discussed is the use of the figure in contemporary art and the continuum between compositional and expressive approaches to figure drawing. Many examples of figure drawing from a wide range of artists are included. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13: 9780155015111
Publisher: Harcourt College Publishers
Publication date: 08/28/1996
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 7.92(w) x 10.01(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface. Section One: THE FUNDAMENTALS. 1. Learning to See. 2. A Sketch to Build On. 3. Proportions, Perception, and Perspective. 4. The Magic of Line. 5. Value as Light and Form. Section Two: ANATOMY. 6. Foundations of the Human Structure. 7. Anatomy of the Limbs. 8. Heads and Portraits. Section Three: COMPOSITION AND EXPRESSION. 9. Composition and the Figurative Formalist. 10. Expression and the Figurative Humanist. Appendix A: Becoming Your Own Best Critic. Appendix B: Drawing Tools and Materials. Endnotes. Glossary. Index.

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