You’ll Love This Figure Drawing Book If:
- You love to draw & want to learn more about drawing realistic human figures
- You want to discover tips for drawing lifelike & expressive people using graphite, charcoal or nupastel
- You love the artwork of Robert Barrett & want to get figure drawing advice from this expert artist
The human figure has provided artists with inspiration since man first put pen to paper. In this guide to drawing the human form, Robert Barrett covers everything you need to know about creating realistic and expressive results. Starting with important fundamentals of how to draw people such as drawing proportions, gestures, form, light, shadow, clothing & drapery Robert Barrett covers important figure drawing techniques such as measuring, mapping, grids, and positive and negative shapes.
Robert then moves on to how to capture the character of your subject using light and shadow, gestures, silhouettes, creating a form that reflects the nature of the human figure. In Life Drawing Robert includes tips and techniques for working nupastel, charcoal and graphite. A truly beautiful figure drawing doesn’t have to be elusive. With these tools in your kit you’ll be ready to draw fantastic human figures. Don’t miss out on these figure drawing lessons and step-by-step demonstrations.
In Life Drawing You’ll Learn:
- How to draw more lively & realistic human figures
- Tips & techniques for drawing clothing, drapery, gestures & proportions
- How to draw positive and negative shapes, angles, master mapping, using grids and measuring when drawing people in nupastel, charcoal and graphite
A Word From the Author:
"Learning the processes associated with traditional drawing not only helps the artist see the external world more efficiently and translate it more personally but also acts as a catalyst to stimulate the release of imagination into the realms of creativity. Structural knowledge and emotional content are not mutually exclusive. Learning to draw well takes effort but it is effort well expended and the process can be both engaging and a lot of fun as well. It is hoped that the principles communicated in this book will help you on your journey." — Robert Barrett
Check Out This Excerpt From Life Drawing:
I’ve drawn using many different mediums but I’m currently working with either Nupastel or charcoal on Strathmore 400 Series bristol two-ply vellum or smooth finish drawing papers. I use sanding blocks, to create various tips, and a variety of drawing stumps, paper towels, erasers, and, occasionally, paintbrushes to achieve my results. I prefer to work from life, but have done illustration for long enough to be able to work from photos when necessary. Using the right tools an the best ones you can afford makes the work easier, quicker, and ultimately more effective.
About the Artist: Robert Barrett
A professor in the Department of Visual Arts at Brigham Young University, Robert Barrett had had pieces featured in many exhibits and art shows around the country including the National Arts Club in New York. His work can also be seen in many top art publications including International Artist’s Magazine
, Southwest Art
, and Print Magazine
. He is a member of the Portrait Society of America, and the Pastel Society of America.
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