Drawing the Human Figure

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There is no greater pleasure or challenge in the world of art than to draw the human figure. In this chapter, you will be introduced to various approaches to drawing this very special subject. Set Up the Model Light the Light Reveals the Copy Works of Art in Find Your Guidelines . ' 236 Examples of Foreshortening 240 Find the Gesture of the Pose Quick Sketches 244 Add a Color to Your Paper 248 Gallery . Human Figure Drawing the human figure is an excellent way to improve and expand on your...

Greek Torso Sculpture

Kneaded Eraser Sculpture

While Dean was in art school, he was fortunate to have several plaster casts to work from. Eventually, he could draw two of them from memory because he had drawn them dozens of times. Both were anatomical casts made by nineteenth-century sculptors One was of the planes of the human head, and the other was a life-sized sculpture depicting the musculature of the human body. The drawings on pages 170-173 are the result of a day that the authors spent in the Antique Sculpture rooms at the...

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Sculpture Drawing Charcoal

This Greek sculpture of a male torso from 450-400 BC has a freshness, vitality, and degree of realism that completely transcends the passage of time. An important aspect of its vitality is the subtle lateral swaying motion of the sculpture. The sketch was executed with an HB pencil and a kneaded eraser. The line around the figure was intentionally varied to help capture the rhythm of the figure. Copy after a Greek statue, by Dean Fisher Copy after a Greek statue, by Dean Fisher This drawing of...