Contents

Preface

Key Concepts xi

Chapter One: Seeing Life 1

The book will begin with learning force and how it creates rhythm and balance in the body. The roller coaster of force will be our bridge into mass.

A. The awareness of force 1

1. The main idea in the figure 1

2. Directional Force: a beginning, middle, and end 2

3. Applied force 10

B. The road of rhythm 19

C. The roller coaster of rhythm 36

Chapter Two: Forceful Form 45

The second chapter will talk about form and how to explain it through force. This chapter will touch upon perspective one, two, three, and four point and different spatial concepts.

A. Perspective: The strength of angles 45

2. Four point perspective 49

B. Structure 54

1. Surface lines 54

C. Spatial concepts 61

1. Overlap and Tangents 61

Chapter Three: Forceful Shape 73

Shape is what will evolve from the combination of force and form and will be the topic of chapter three. Here we will see how entire shapes move with force and rhythm.

A. Silhouette 73

B. Forceful shape 78

1. The Do's and Don'ts of Forceful Shape 80

C. Anatomy as Shape 89

D. Reaction, the leap of faith 97

Chapter Four: Clothing 107

Chapter four will start with the texture of line.Then I will talk about the clothed figure.We will see force's affect on clothing.Also we will learn about how to use clothing to assist us in understanding the pose.

A. The texture of line revealed 107

B. The function and form of fabric 112

C. Fun with Shapes 125

Chapter Five: On location. Reportage 129

Chapter five is drawing on location.We go out into the world and 'people watch.' Let's enjoy the wide variety of characters and real situations that occur every day around us.

A. Tell stories with life 129

1. Inner thoughts, outer reaction 130

2. Staging, single person - 131

3. Multiple Moments 133

4. Relationships 136

5. Crowds 143

Chapter Six: Animals 147

Chapter six is drawing animals.We start with comparing their anatomies to ours in order to liberate ourselves from anatomical problems.This will aid us in understanding their stories.We talk about the different types of animal anatomy that exist and finding character within our observations.

A. Comparative anatomy 147

B. Going to the Zoo 155

1. Simplistic Seals 155

2. Plantigrade 158

3. Digigrade 160

4. Unguligrade 161

5. Primates 165

Closing 173

Recommended Reading 175

Glossary 177

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