Collins Life Drawing Class is an inspiring guide to drawing and painting one of the most popular subjects in art – the human figure. Packed with essential information and expert instruction, this book is ideal for both the beginner and the more advanced artist.
The human figure is one of the most fascinating subjects to draw or paint. Collins Life Drawing Class is a practical guide that combines a wealth of information with step-by-step instruction from professional artists, in an approach that is exciting, enjoyable and above all successful.
Section One introduces the reader to the basic elements of life drawing.
• advice on drawing and painting equipment
• the basic structure and proportions of the body
• constructing the figure from simple shapes
• capturing movement
• drawing a figure in perspective
• working with tone, light and colour
• focusing on detail
Section Two builds on what the reader has already learnt, encouraging them to develop a unique style of their own.
• conveying the living essence of a figure
• experimenting with media, light, tone and colour
• short poses – capturing energy and vitality
• long poses – composing a picture
• the nude
• the clothed figure
Ideal for the beginner wanting a practical introduction to the subject and for the more advanced artist looking to be inspired and challenged, this beautifully illustrated guide is essential for anyone who enjoys drawing and painting the human figure.
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Lucy Watson graduated from Central St Martin's College of Art & Design in London with a degree in Fine Art and a Masters in Advanced Printmaking. Highly experienced in all media, she makes her living as a freelance painter and illustrator and is the author of the popular Collins Artist's Sketchbook. Her drawings, prints and paintings are exhibited at prestigious venues all over Europe.
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Book Description Collins, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007152760