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Artists love this book, the definitive guide to capturing facial expressions. In a carefully organized, easy-to-use format, author Gary Faigin shows readers the expressions created by individual facial muscles, then draws them together in a section devoted to the six basic human emotions: sadness, anger, joy, fear, disgust, and surprise. Each emotion is shown in steadily increasing intensity, and Faigin’s detailed renderings are supplemented by clear explanatory text, additional sketches, and finished work. An appendix includes yawning, wincing, and other physical reactions. Want to create portraits that capture the real person
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Get The Artist’s Complete Guide to Facial Expression!From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Anatomy Lessons From the Great Masters: 100 Great Figure Drawings Analyzed
This classic book whose foremost author was one of the great artistic anatomy teachers of the twentieth century is an invaluable instructor and reference guide for any professional amateur or student artist who depicts the human form Revealing the drawing principles behind one hundred inspiring masterpieces the book presents work by Leonardo Michelangelo Rubens Raphael Titian Rembrandt and other greats These superb portrayers of figures knew that the secret of drawing them was seeing how underlying bone and muscle structures mold the body s surface forms Readers are shown how to learn from these great examples as the authors guide them through all the steps they would take in a life class or studio working with live models From the Trade Paperback edition
Classic Human Anatomy in Motion: The Artist’s Guide to the Dynamics of Figure Drawing
This essential companion book to the bestselling Classic Human Anatomyprovides artists and art students with a deeper understanding of human anatomy and different types of motion inspiring more realistic and energetic figurative art Fine art instruction books do not usually focus on anatomy as it relates to movement despite its great artistic significance Written by a long time expert on drawing and painting human anatomy Classic Human Anatomy in Motionoffers artists everything they need to realistically draw the human figure as it is affected by movement Written in a friendly style the book is illustrated with hundreds of life drawing studies both quick poses and long studies along with charts and diagrams showing the various anatomical and structural components This comprehensive manual features 5 distinct sections each focusing on a different aspect of the human figure bones and joint movement muscle groups surface form and soft tissue characteristics structure and movement Each chapter builds an artistic understanding of how motion transforms the human figure and can create a sense of expressive vibrancy in one s art From the Hardcover edition
The Artist’s Complete Guide to Figure Drawing: A Contemporary Perspective On the Classical Tradition
Many of us want to learn how to draw But as artist Anthony Ryder explains it s much more important to learn what to draw In other words to observe and draw what we actually see rather than what we think we see When it comes to drawing the human figure this means letting go of learned ideas and expectation of what the figure should look like It means carefully observing the interplay of form and light shape and line that combine to create the actual appearance of human form In The Artist s Complete Guide to Figure Drawing amateur and experienced artists alike are guided toward this new way of seeing and drawing the figure with a three step drawing method The book s progressive course starts with the block in an exercise in seeing and establishing the figure s shape It then build to the contour a refined line drawing that represents the figure s silhouette The last step is tonal work on the inside of the contour when light and shadow are shaped to create the illusion of form Separate chapters explore topics critical to the method gesture which expresses a sense of living energy to the figure light which largely determines how we see the model and form which conveys the figure s volume and mass Examples step by steps and special tips offer helpful hints and practical guidance throughout Lavishly illustrated with the author s stunning artwork The Artist s Complete Guide to Figure Drawing combines solid instruction with thoughtful meditations on the art of drawing to both instruct and inspire artists of all levels
The Artist’s Complete Guide to Drawing the Head
In this innovative guide master art instructor William Maughan demonstrates how to create a realistic human likeness by using the classic and highly accurate modeling technique of chiaroscuro Italian for light and dark developed by Leonardo da Vinci during the High Renaissance Maughan first introduces readers to the basics of this centuries old technique showing how to analyze form light and shadow use dark pencil white pencil and toned paper to create a full range of values use the elements of design to enhance a likeness and capture a sitter s gestures and proportions He then demonstrates step by step how to draw each facial feature develop visual awareness and render the head in color with soft pastels