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Secrets Of Figure Drawing

If you have trouble drawing your figures in correct proportion when you draw, this guide is for you! Drawing proportional figures is often one of the hardest parts of drawing in general. The other struggles that people often face are drawing figures that seem dynamic and lifelike. This guide is designed to help artists like you make your figures and drawings feel more lifelike and proportional. Ethan is the owner of, your one-stop guide for drawing tips. Ethan has helped hundreds of artists like yourself! Ethan can teach you how to draw the human figure in perspective, draw human anatomy in a lifelike way, and shade your figure. This course guide is divided into 6 modules that will teach you how to draw the human figure, the human proportions, the mannequin figure, how to draw realistic anatomy, and how to draw a complete figure from start to finish!

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Contents: Ebook
Author: Ethan Smith
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Highly Recommended

I usually find books written on this category hard to understand and full of jargon. But the writer was capable of presenting advanced techniques in an extremely easy to understand language.

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Figure Drawing

In a typical figure drawing class or workshop, an undraped model poses for increasing lengths of time, beginning with very short gesture poses lasting only a minute or two. Short poses are very energetic and active, exciting to capture quickly with a few strokes. For many years, I worked with charcoal sticks or oil pastels on big (18 x 24 ) sheets of paper. Nowadays, I'm usually the only one showing up with a laptop and Wacom tablet. My hands stay clean, and I don't have to worry about where to store all those drawings. Find someone willing to pose for you, not necessarily naked. Or take your laptop and tablet to a figure drawing workshop. As a last resort, use photos from the People Figure Study folder on the CD. Some of them have digital fig leafs where appropriate, so this book could qualify for a PG-13 rating. There is a series of Gypsy Roz in her belly dancing costume, giving you a range of poses with a similar theme. Figure 8.1 shows a digital gesture sketch I did in about two...

Using Brush and Look Libraries

Don Seegmiller teaches senior-level illustration, traditional head painting, figure drawing, and digital painting for the Department of Visual Design at Brigham Young University. His traditional oil painting work has been represented by many major art galleries across the nation, and he has written a book on digital painting Digital Character Design and Painting(2003).

Abstract Painting

The challenge in figure drawing is making your work look like the subject. The challenge in abstract art is making your work NOT look like the subject, or (depending on your definition of abstract) not even having a subject. I'll leave you to explore the history of abstract art movements on your own Wikipedia would be a good start. You won't need to know anything about specific artists or styles in this section, but it will be helpful to keep a few basic concepts in mind. The essential elements for creating any artwork are the following

Lout the Author

Rhoda Grossman is the author of numerous books and tutorials on the creative uses of Painter and Photoshop, most recently Fun with Photoshop Elements. She has taught basic drawing as well as computer graphics techniques at several schools in the San Francisco Bay area and has earned a reputation for lively and humorous presentations. Rhoda became a pixel-packin' mama in 1990 and uses pixel-based software for commercial illustration and cartooning, as well as fine art projects. She has successfully transferred traditional figure drawing skills to the computer, and brings her Mac PowerBook and Wacom tablet along to life drawing workshops where she specializes in quick gesture drawings. As Rhoda Draws a Crowd, she creates digital caricature entertainment for trade shows and conventions. A member of the National Caricaturist Network (NCN), Rhoda is a pioneer in using digital media for live caricature at events, and she has won several awards from her professional colleagues. Visit her Web...

Naked Truth

I'll put a spin on blind contour drawing and recommend blind gesture drawing. Do not be slow and deliberate, and do not attempt to follow only the outer edge of the subject. So all we're keeping is the blind part. Figure 8.2 shows a couple of (mostly) blind gestures I made at a recent figure drawing marathon. I cheated a tiny bit, looking at my screen after making one blind contour line in order to place my Wacom pen in the right spot to do an additional line. Color was added later on a separate layer. After doing several of these, you'll be amazed at what you can accomplish with your eyes open Here's a checklist to help you prepare for a digital figure drawing session so you can work efficiently with minimal distractions. Careful observation is important for life drawing, and knowledge of human anatomy is very helpful. Although the structure of bones and musculature is beyond the scope of this book, there are a few simple relationships for the relative length of body segments. Figure...