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FIGURE DRAWING. attention outside of drawing the figure and onto the Notes to the reader This book is not meant as a step by step or a formula (art. To capture the beauty and grace of the human body, view the figure as a collection .. drawings, anatomy books and expert comic-book artists of the s and. Part 1: Figure Drawing Basics—Action & Structure Now draw your stick figure running, jumping, falling, walking, running, .. creating to convey his approach to writing, drawing, storytelling and other aspects of making comic book art.

This torso, shown upview front, reveals how much larger the mass of the chest is compared with its attached members, the head and shoulders. In general change in appearance in the upper chest mass: appearance, the young adult female breast has with the arm down A , the shoulder merges the look of an overturned teacup positioned at with the chest in this position, the upper torso the lower angle of the chest above. The diaphragm arch appears as a great, vaulting tunnel of bone at the base of the front of the chest.

From this opening, like the hollow bottom of a brandy bottle, the long abdominal mass emerges and descends in three undulant stages, or tiers. It should be observed that the terminal belly form the third tier , starting at the lower level of the navel and compressing to the pubic arch, is not only the largest of the three stages, but is roughly equivalent in size to the frontal head mass of this figure left. Using a male figure for the left across the chest barrel we can the sake of clarity , we start at the pit of the correctly place the nipples of the chest base neck where the collarbones join A.

From this above. The nipple posed on the nipple positions, and the discs disc B is located on this line just above the are advanced to the surface of the breast deep corner margin of the chest muscle.

When both breasts are shown, especially in a three quarter view, they can QHYHU be seen simultaneously from a direct, frontal position. One breast will be seen with its centrally located nipple disc face on, while the other will be seen in a side view, with its nipple projecting in profile. After the rib cage, the pelvic wedge is the second largest mass of the body.

Locked to the barrel by the tapering muscles of the waist, the wedge box is narrow at the top, broader at the base. Schematic rendering of the two torso masses: the wedge box of the pelvis and the barrel of the rib cage. In the normal, erect attitude of the body, the two torso masses express an inverse, counterpoised relationship: the barrel is tipped back, the shoulders are drawn rearward, and the chest facade is exposed. Here, the lower pelvic wedge is tipped forward, the underbelly is recessive, and the rear buttock area arches upward into view.

The butterfly wedge easily indentifies the pelvic The butterfly configuration is evident in a rear wedge masses in this rear, almost side, view. Note The wing forms are overlapped and the relatively larger hip structure, both in width foreshortened from front to back.

A narrow rib cage combined with a wide pelvis identifies the female torso and is a distinguishing characteristic of male-female differentiation. The waist, because of its axis- like quality, is capable of great versatility of movement.

Described simply, the arm and the leg are elongated, jointed two-part members, each of whose parts has a modified cone or cylinder shape. Note that both the arm and the leg swivel, or rotate, high in the shoulder A or hip Al ; both have a bending, or rocking, joint in the middle of the member at the elbow B or the knee Bl ; and both have a terminal gyrating member, the hand or the foot, attached to a tapered base at the wrist C or the ankle C1.

For all their similarity, the arm and the leg have The curving rhythm of the arm in a rear view. No matter how the arm moves, from simple positions, such as the two extended arms shown above right, to deep, active bends left , the consistent undercurve is always present.

Invariably, this curve provides the basis for the arm's structural rhythm. A frontal figure with arms flexed and foreshortened shows the correlation of double curves see arrows.

An arm in deep space extension gives us the underarm double curve see arrows , proof of the arm's unvarying structural rhythm left. This side view of the right leg shows a long S-line curve taken from the active thrusts of the leg muscles see arrows. This S-line starts high on the front thigh, reverses at the knee, and moves rearward down the calf bulge left. A three quarter view of the leg of a seated figure seen from the rear.

The S-line curve of the leg see arrows shows how clearly the structural rhythm of the leg can be seen.

While the S-line rhythm establishes a guideline for drawing side views of the legs in many different positions and movements, there is a point where we find a IURQWDO appearance beginning to overrule the side YLHZ position. The erect, far leg the supporting leg is in a three quarters position, turned slightly away from side view; but the S-line is still evident in it because the rhythm of the leg structure has a basically side view orientation.

Compare this with the crossed left leg. The small line diagram to the left of the drawing shows how the B-shape is applied in the conception of the front view leg as a simple beginning of the final workup beside it.

The B-shape rhythm of the front view leg accounts for all manner of leg bends and actions. In this figure, we see a front view leg with a bent knee; the straight B-shape line is given a corresponding break.

Note the exposed anklebones.

Once again, these protruding anklebones immediately signal a frontal leg approach, and call for a B-shape control of forms see arrows. In this example, the inward curve of the shinbones has been accentuated not an uncommon thing in many persons in order to illustrate a variant of the straight control line of the B-shape formula for the front view leg: the straight line of the can be expressed with a slight over-all curve as was done here to hold the inner leg forms in check.

In this example of two rear view legs, the left knee bend produces a corresponding break in the inside line of the B-shape. In these front view legs in a hunched, crossed- over position, curved accents have been inserted on the line of the shinbones to emphasize their inward curve.

The problem of arranging flexed, overlapped legs is easily solved by using B-shape controls. In looking at this figure projected into deep space, see how easily the B-shape works to orient the legs in this difficult view see arrows. The position of the anklebones tells us that the approach must be frontal. Only the accented shinbone curves have been drawn in; the B- shape controls have been left out, and the reader is urged to study the drawing and determine them himself.

These two wedges, however, are very different in structure. In the two examples which follow, the wedge forms of the hand and the foot have been supplemented by companion sketches to show the unique character of each. The shape-mass of the foot is a broad-based wedge, showing a remarkably high, triangulate elevation at the rear, from whence a steep diagonal descends to the front. The front sole divides into two sections: 1 a platform support next to the arch; and 2 the five close-set toes in front.

The toes differ from the platform support in their function; they act as traction and projection devices—gripping and pushing. The foot wedge is a compound form that consists of three main parts: 1 the thick heel block in back; 2 the larger ellipsoid sole base in front; and 3 the interconnecting span of the arch which bridges and holds together the heel and the sole.

The toes reveal a high, upthrust rise of the large toe tip, contrasting sharply with the downthrust, closed pressure of the small toes see arrows.

Note the relationship not unlike that in the great foot differences between the inner and the outer foot arch proper. This slope ends in the quick upcurve of the tip of the large toe. This rise, seen from the immediate front, shows the toe tip thrusting up from the base plane of the foot left. Note the rod forms relate to the narrow shank structure the inside arrow control line which holds inner of each digit; the ball forms represent the knuckle forms in check above.

Because they are quite small and close-set, the toes are frequently difficult to draw without distortion when done in this way. In the step arrangement, the toes emerge from the sweeping descent of the arch and close down in a three-stage formation which resembles a short flight of steps. It is the skeletal structure which is plainly responsible for the hard, bony surface throughout the upper palm and fingers above. The visible rod and ball forms of the hand develop a rising and falling rhythm which gives a ZDYHOLNH motion to the entire finger system, all the way down to the fingertips.

The finger units, too, are thickly protected with a fleshy mantle. After studying the general rod and ball I finger forms, we must call attention to the thumb. The thumb is the key finger of the hand, and with its striking wedge shape, is built like a thick spade, or spatula.

The initial form of the thumb is a narrow length of shank bone topped with a squarish head A.

The thumb narrows, then spreads wide with a heavy pad B. It tapers to the tip C , and swings from its base upward in a strong, curved rise D. The thumb, unlike the other fingers, does QRW lie on a horizontal plane equal to the palm wedge. It assumes a contrary, tipped-over position which is obliquely opposed to the mutual, flat arrangement of the other four fingers.

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Also, the thumb tends to drop quite far below the level of the palm right. Let us start by restating the simplified description of the compound torso shape- masses in two views: an erect torso, back view left ; and a seal torso front view right. Very excited to see an article on drawings — Very useful and informative for persons to start for a new hobby. Hey there, Manasir! As I mentioned before — Any of these will work just fine! Wish you the best of luck!

I will put all your tips in practice! Wow, this is great.

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Your list is impeccable, I will definitely send it over to her. Hey Kevin! I am going to have to check a couple your recommended books out soon. I use to fancy myself as a decent drawer back in the day, but like anything else, training amd practice is what always makes you better.

When I get some free time, I would like to seriously start drawing again. Thanks for some extra motivation! I love this list of figure drawing books. I have owned three how to draw books that I have practiced on. Here are three:. Packed with details on drawing and measuring tools to help aid in drawing what you see,also lessons in trucking the two sides brain in working together to make the best drawing creations not done in child version, but professional way.

The first edition was made in the 70s, but in the 4th edition, it has information on how the brain works when making art. It also gives out different ways of line drawing point to point to how different types of clothing wrinkles wrap around the body, figure proximity, different times of shading and facial expressions. I hope you knew some of those titles that I have mentioned. If not, check them out of you have the chance. Facebook Pinterest Twitter Share 1. Are you in a rush?

No problem! Here is our best pick out of the 14 best figure drawing books: Sale Reviews.

Figure Drawing for All It's Worth The illustrator Andrew Loomis is revered among artists - including comics superstar Alex Ross - for his mastery of figure drawing and clean, Realist style. This is not a quick tips book, but rather a complete guide to mastery! YourArtBud 14 Jul Reply. Kevin Bulmer 14 Jul Reply. Stephen 14 Jul Reply. Hey, What book would you recommend for a total beginner?

Manasir Akshan 14 Jul Reply. Principles of Figure Drawing This is one meaty book with just over pages in total.

The author Alexander Dobkin has written many books and has a fantastic style of writing that draws you into the work. Principles of Figure Drawing covers a step-by-step approach to the figure. You also get a handful of diagrams and photos to help you analyze the figure from the inside-out. Classic Human Anatomy in Motion Animators should consider this book a must-download item. The author Valerie Winslow is incredibly talented and her method of teaching really clicks at least for me.

Classic Human Anatomy in Motion looks at figure drawing through the lens of motion. Humans are mobile creatures and our movements are limited based on joint structures and musculature. Valerie teaches artists how to see the figure for the movable body that it really is.

You also get a handful of tips for both short poses and long poses in the figure room. Since animators are mostly concerned with movement this book is absolutely vital to their practice.

But I think this book can be just as useful to illustrators and concept artists who want to create realistic characters from imagination. Drawing Atelier — The Figure written by Jon deMartin is a tome of figure drawing techniques and exercises.

Jon has over 20 years experience working as a fine artist and he knows how to teach in the atelier style. Jon teaches you how to properly measure, how to study a figure, and what to look for when making your first marks on the page. His exercises include short poses and long poses and this book should help you develop the necessary skills to improve your figure work.

Figure Drawing Master Class: Lessons in Life Drawing Even though this book is a bit lighter than others it contains absolutely everything needed for a beginner to excel at figure drawing.

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The author Dan Gheno is a professor of fine art and knows how to teach. Figure Drawing Master Class: Lessons in Life Drawing starts from the very beginning with exercises on drawing gesture and learning to see rather than just copy.

Later you get into more technical aspects like measuring solid landmarks and using the head as a comparison tool for the rest of your figure. The goal here is accuracy and Dan knows how to get you there even with zero prior experience.

The book contains a handful of diagrams and many figure drawings from the old masters like Michelangelo and Da Vinci.

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In my opinion this is a 1 must-have figure book for anyone just getting started. Realistic drawing is valuable to all these careers, but so is drawing from imagination.

The goal of Freehand Figure Drawing for Illustrators is to help you draw figures and characters from imagination without any references.Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. I do think illustrators and concept artists could get some value from this book. No matter how they move, whether singly or together, parallel or in opposition, it is important, in sketching them, to see them as a XQLW a bracketed or yoked pair of correlated members.

The clue to the underarm curve is found in the position of the HOERZ Locate the elbow, and you will be able to trace the line upward toward the rear armpit; the lower line can be followed from the elbow down to the base of the outer palm.

This book will not help you improve your fine art skills or help you draw with pristine accuracy. The author Mike Mattesi has a way with teaching that just makes sense. In the step arrangement, the toes emerge from the sweeping descent of the arch and close down in a three-stage formation which resembles a short flight of steps.

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