The Ficure In Action Turning And Twisting

Every good action pose should have a suggestion of sweep. Perhaps I can best describe sweep by saying that the movement which immediately precedes the pose is still felt. On the following pages I have tried to show this sweep or the line that the limbs have just followed. The cartoonist can add terrifically to the sense of motion by drawing his sweep with lines back of a moving hand or foot. The only way to get sweep in the line is to have your model go through the entire movement and observe...

The Standing Figure

Much of the essential equipment for professional figure drawing is described in the preceding chapters. You have now learned a means of expression, but your use of that knowledge is just beginning. From this point onward you must learn to express yourself individually, showing your particular taste in the selection of models, choice of pose, dramatic sense and interpretation, characterization, and technical rendering. Routine knowledge and fact thus become the basis for what is often referred...

Xl The Head Hands And Feet

The head, perhaps, has more to do with selling a drawing than anything else. Though the figure drawing you submit may be a splendid one, your client will not look beyond a homely or badly drawn face. I have often worried and labored over this fact in my own experience. Once something happened that has helped me ever since. I discovered construction. 1 discovered that a beautiful face is not necessarily a type. It is not hair, color, eyes, nose, or mouth. Any set of features in a skull that is...

Sketching The Figure In Action From Imagination

Drawing Figures Action

And setup the figure in action is not as dl ffi cult as it looks and setup the figure in action is not as dl ffi cult as it looks DRAW SOME OF THESE, BUT DRAW MANY OF YOUR OWN keep your drawing's fr.e b, and sketchy. draw many figures at various eye leve-ls. keep your drawing's fr.e b, and sketchy. draw many figures at various eye leve-ls. a s mpl way of Getting female proport ons-take to knees- to waist, to topof head. 3 fiy X TOP OP HI6A0 THE MAIN DIFFERENCE BETWEEN rHE MALE AND FEMALE...

The Approach To Figure Drawing

As we begin the book, let us take note of the broad field of opportunity afforded the figure draftsman. Starting with the comic or simple line drawings of the newspaper, it extends all the way up through every kind of poster, display, and magazine advertising, through covers and story illustration to the realms of fine art, portraiture, sculpture, and mural decoration. Figure drawing presents the broadest opportunity from the standpoint of earning of any artistic endeavor Coupled with this fact...

Fine Point Brush Drawing

DRAWN WITH A SMALL CAMEL'S HA.tR BR.U3H AND DRAWING INK ON RlSTOL 130ARP DRAWN WITH A SMALL CAMEL'S HA.tR BR.U3H AND DRAWING INK ON RlSTOL 130ARP A number of typical problems in a contest for sculptural designs 1. The problem is to design a group of figures for a large fountain to be placed in the center of a circular pool fifty feet in diameter. The subject is, I am America. I give thee liberty and a free life. The drawings are to be submitted for interpretation of idea only. The group may...

Study In Foreshortening

. A ' i lt the drawings on these two pages are intended to pemon3thate how the texture or grain op the paper may 3e utilized to advantage. the deli cate modeling is dome with the point and the broftder masses with the side of the lead. attention is called to the use of dark accents. you cannot invent'yight and shadow. draw wrom life or good copy.

Building From The Skeleton

Human Anatomy Engravings

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Various Standards Of Proportion

You can see at a glance why the actual or normal proportions arc not very satisfactory. All academic drawings based on normal proportions have this dumpy, old-fashioned look. Most fashion artists stretch the figure even beyond eight heads, and in allegorical or heroic figures the superhuman type nine heads may be used effectively. Note at what point, or head unit, the middle of the figure falls in each. It would be well to draw the side and back in these various proportions, using the previous...