Drawing People

Roger Malbert Distributed Art Pub Incorporated Art

How contemporary artists draw the human figure in an affordable, up-to-date and well-illustrated survey, covering an eclectic range of drawing styles and media Drawing Peopleis a thoughtful and beautifully illustrated survey of the most compelling and inventive drawings of the human form being produced today by 70 contemporary artists from around the world. An introduction places the medium of drawing in its historical context, discussing its intersection with photography, painting, collage and illustration, as well as its ability to intimately express thought, personality and emotion, as well as fundamental questions about identity. Five chapters―Body, Self, Personal Lives, Social Realityand Fictions―include short introductions outlining each theme, followed by generously illustrated profiles on individual artists exploring their style, approach to the medium and the ideas, narratives and inspirations that lie behind their mark-making. A selection of finely reproduced images highlights the latest work by each artist. Drawing Peoplefeatures an international roster of artists working with pencil, ink, watercolor, charcoal and crayon, including Francis Alÿs, Charles Avery, Louise Bourgeois, Francesco Clemente, Adam Dant, Marlene Dumas, Dr. Lakra, Paul McCarthy, Nalini Malani, Wangechi Mutu, Raymond Pettibon, Rosemarie Trockel, Tal R, Marcel Dzama, Barry McGee, Amy Sillman and Kara Walker. Together, their drawings and sketches, illustrations and animations bring to life one of the most creatively rich and emotionally powerful forms of art being made today. An essential book for students and practicing artists.

ISBN10 : 1938922689 , ISBN13 : 9781938922688

Page Number : 256

Drawing People

Roger Malbert

The act of drawing has long been considered the foundation of an artistic education, and the life class essential to the formation of an artists style and technique. Yet in the contemporary art world drawing is increasingly regarded as a medium in its own right, and the figure as a subject for ongoing exploration well beyond the sketchbook. Drawing People is a thoughtful and beautifully illustrated survey of the most compelling and inventive drawings of the human form being produced today. An introduction places the medium of drawing in its historical context, discussing its intersection with photography, painting, collage and illustration. Five chapters Body, Self, Personal Lives, Social Reality and Fictions include short introductions outlining each theme, followed by commentaries on individual artists exploring their style, ideas and techniques, accompanied by finely reproduced images of their recent work.

ISBN10 : 0500291632 , ISBN13 : 9780500291634

Page Number : 256

The Artist S Complete Guide To Figure Drawing

Anthony Ryder Watson-Guptill Art

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.

ISBN10 : 9780770434748 , ISBN13 : 0770434746

Page Number : 160

Drawing People

Lise Herzog Simon and Schuster Art

"Grab your sketchbook, pens, pencils, and charcoal as you follow along with this instructional drawing guide that teaches you everything you need to know about creating the most lifelike human characters. With more than 150 step-by-step illustrations, Drawing People is the ideal guide for aspiring artists looking to develop their people-drawing skills. You'll start off simple with basic body shapes. By the end, you'll have gained the anatomical knowledge to make your human figures come alive on the page, including learning to draw: Specific muscle groups, Realistic clothing, Artistic body poses, and much more!"--Back cover

ISBN10 : 9781646042456 , ISBN13 : 164604245X

Page Number : 96

The Human Figure

John H. Vanderpoel Courier Corporation Art

The classic text on drawing human anatomy offers instructions on depicting such difficult areas as the lips, knee, ear, and nose

ISBN10 : 9780486204321 , ISBN13 : 0486204324

Page Number : 146

Art Journey Portraits And Figures

Rachel Rubin Wolf Penguin Art

Truth. Beauty. Experience. Emotion. The artists included in Art Journey: Portraits and Figures say they have discovered all of these things and more through their work. Sometimes it's in the eyes. Or perhaps it's the hint of an expression that seems to beckon one closer, begging to share a secret. Maybe it's the tilt of a chin. Or the posture or stance of one's subject. But in a well executed portrait or figure? Something special, something unique that is invariably revealed--oftentimes about both the subject and the artist. Covering a tantalizing range of styles, the works within illustrate the many ways today's best artists choreograph shape, value, line texture and color into compositions that create drama, tell a story and pull the viewer in. Featuring unusual perspectives, enticing contrasts and other dynamic design elements, Art Journey: Portraits and Figures delivers fresh inspiration for artists of every skill level and medium. • Art and inspiration from 109 contemporary artists working in charcoal, pencil, pastel, colored pencil, scratchboard, pen and ink, and more • 107 masterful works--the best in portraiture and figure work--demonstrating a wonderful diversity of styles • Expert tips and advice and insights into the stories behind art

ISBN10 : 9781440337116 , ISBN13 : 144033711X

Page Number : 224