Sketching People: Life Drawing Basics

Sketching People: Life Drawing Basics

by Jeff Mellem


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Sketching People: Life Drawing Basics by Jeff Mellem

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600611506
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 07/22/2009
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,194,450
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About 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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Sketching People: Life Drawing Basics 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
DeDe50 More than 1 year ago
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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