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The Figure: The Best of Drawing Digital Edition

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The digital version of The Figure: The Best of Drawing presents articles that have appeared in Drawing magazine, all centered on the most enduring of drawing subjects: the human body. We look at multiple approaches to figure and portrait drawing to learn how best to approach this complex subject.

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You'll love the download of special publication from the editors of Drawing magazine if you want to learn more about:

  • Strategies for starting and developing a figure drawing
  • How to accurately depict the proportions of the human figure
  • Ways that contemporary artists approach the human body—both traditional and nontraditional

The Figure: The Best of Drawing brings together a selection of outstanding articles that have appeared in Drawing magazine, all centered on the most enduring of drawing subjects: the human body. We look at both contemporary and historical approaches to figure and portrait drawing to learn how best to approach this complex subject.

Highlights of The Figure: The Best of Drawing include:

  • A simple technique for checking your drawing for accuracy
  • A three-stage approach to drawing from a live model
  • A survey of figure drawings by master artists
  • Advice on drawing the torso—one of the most critical (and underappreciated) parts of a figure drawing
  • Reproductions of outstanding drawings made with graphite, charcoal, pastel, ink, and crayon.

 

Feature Articles

The Three-Layer Figure
Approach the figure through structural analysis and intuitive, layered line. By Jason Franz

The Core Figure: A Source of Power and Accuracy
Much of a figure drawing’s energy—as well as a subject’s likeness—comes from the compelling and accurate representation of the torso. By Dan Gheno

An Unrelenting Gaze: The Drawings of Philip Pearlstein
This celebrated artist uses drawing to depict what he sees with little thought for accepted standards of draftsmanship. By John A. Parks

Fundamentals of Proportion: Measuring the Figure
Using this easy technique, you can measure key proportions in the early stages of drawing and be sure you have an accurate foundation from which to work. By Jon deMartin

Learning From the Masters: Ingres’ Miraculous Lines
The French master’s graphite drawings teach us much about contour and portraiture. By Mark G. Mitchell

A Many-Sided Approach to the Figure
Dan Thompson encourages students to celebrate the complexity of learning how to represent life through drawing. By Austin R. Williams

Beauty, Balance and Accuracy
Mark Tennant’s drawings evidence both rigorous academic standards and sensitivity to the nuances of the figure. By Austin R. Williams

12 Anatomical Differences Between Men and Women
The differences between male and female bodies range from the obvious to the very subtle. By Larry Withers

Making Lines Move
The drawings of Fred Hatt are as much performances as objects. By John A. Parks

Lessons From a Drawing Book
The figure and portrait drawings that we often come across in textbooks and drawing manuals have much to teach. By Kenneth J. Procter

Additional Information

SKU EPDR1609
Product Type Magazine Download
Pages N/A
ISBN13 N/A
Instructor Drawing Magazine
Skills Drawing
Skill Level Intermediate
Media Graphite, Pastel, Pen & Ink
Content Figure
Art Style Classical Realism
Product Fulfillment N/A
  1. The Figure review by Toff on 11/30/2017
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    Highly relevant for life drawing
    A great resource

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