Dynamic Figure Drawing

Dynamic Figure Drawing

by Burne Hogarth


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This powerful book offers a systematic approach to rendering action figures that seem to leap off the page.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823015771
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 08/28/1996
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 326,724
Product dimensions: 8.51(w) x 10.96(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

About the Author

BURNE HOGARTH (1911–1996), hailed as the “Michaelangelo of the comic strip,” was one of the most iconic cartoonists and influential arts educators of the twentieth century and remains so today. After attending the Chicago Art Institute and Academy of Fine Arts at the age of fifteen, Hogarth began an illustrious career in arts education, fine arts, illustration, advertising, and comics, and became recognized as one of the earliest creators of the graphic novel. Best known for his innovative illustrations of the syndicated Sunday Tarzan, Hogarth broke fresh ground in the newspaper comic strip by combining classicism, expressionism, and narrative in 
a powerful, new way.

As cofounder of the School of Visual Arts—one of the world’s leading art schools—he brought his unique approach to art into the classroom. His passionate lectures on anatomy and art history formed the foundation for The Burne Hogarth® Dynamic Drawing Series that continues to teach and influence artists and animators worldwide.

Hogarth’s art has been exhibited in many important galleries around the world including the Louvre in the Museé des Arts Décoratifs and Marseilles’ Bibliothèque. He traveled the world throughout his life receiving numerous international awards and accolades.

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Dynamic Figure Drawing 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
nillacat on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love Burne Hogarth's drawing style. His Tarzan was one of the first graphic novels I read. He first made me see the connection between comic book art and classical figure drawing.
b_bankhead on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
All Burne Hogarth's art books are fantastic but this one is nothing less than a landmark in the field of art education. This book, along with Dynamic Anatomy are at the top of every 'get this book to learn human figure ' list. Really if you have a serious interest in drawing the human figure and it's a choice between this book and a days food ,starve yourself, I'm serious this book is that important.
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FaceMan More than 1 year ago
Mr. Hogarth is a Legend! This is a wonderful follow up to his original book on Anatomy Drawing. His explanations and details are immensely helpful to any aspiring artists, regardless, of whether one is drawing for enjoyment or for one's profession. You cannot go wrong with this illustrated book and it will greatly improve one's artistic ability by emulating his techniques or concepts. For example, he teaches for one to draw for the torso and pelvis out, instead of head and other body parts, because when one draw from those starting points, one creates a unrealistic perspective; i.e., one that is not anatomical. So, by drawing (boxing out) the pelvis and torso, one can then position the figure in any direction while maintaining true anatomical perspective. Ostensibly, Mr. Hogarth explains it much more thoroughly and better...
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I used this book to practice the essentials of human figures drawing. Book teaches you systematically fundamentals by showing the proportions of each possible action figures and helps you to visualize the human body in almost every possible form. In case you don't have a model, it is very helpful for improving your drawing skills by going through every page and sketching each possible action form.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has thought me so much in drawing and creating my own human figures. After reading this book, I can now sit down and create caracters which i never thought posible. This book is a must have if you want to know how to create figures and understand how body parts interact to effect diffrent parts of your drawing.