Drawing People for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Figure Drawing

Drawing People for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Figure Drawing

by Mark Willenbrink, Mary Willenbrink

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Overview

Yes, you can!

Known for their friendly, focused, you-can-do-it approach to teaching art, Mark and Mary Willenbrink show beginning artists how to draw people in a realistic style. Inside you'll find everything you need to succeed, from how to select and hold your pencils to expert instruction on drawing hands, clothing and figures in motion. This book steers you clear of common mistakes and brings clarity to even notoriously tricky concepts like perspective and values.

While the human subject is wonderfully diverse, this book teaches an easy-to-learn approach that can be used to achieve accurate drawings every time. Thirteen complete figure drawing demonstrations show how. Start with a few lines to establish basic proportions, sketch in placement lines, then gradually develop details. Before you know it, you'll be drawing people of all ages, body types and personalities!

This book makes it easy to get started. The quality of your results will encourage you to keep at it, building your skills and your confidence with every stroke.

What's Inside:

  • Tricks for ensuring accurate body proportions and feature placement in your drawings.
  • Expert advice on drawing heads, hands, legs, clothes and more.
  • 13 step-by-step demonstrations featuring a diversity of model types, lighting and poses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440330162
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 07/18/2014
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,217,375
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Mark and Mary are the best-selling authors of the Absolute Beginner series. They enjoy sharing the fundamentals of art in understandable terms, encouraging others to pursue their creative potential. Mark is also a fine artist and teaches art classes and workshops. Mark and Mary live with their family, border collie and two cats in southwestern Ohio. For more information on their latest books and workshops, visit www.shadowblaze.com and check out Mark's Facebook page.

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Drawing People for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Figure Drawing 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a grate book but it can be confusing.