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The Art of Drawing Poses for Beginners Techniques for drawing a variety of figure poses in graphite pencil

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2022-10-18
  • Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

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With a wealth of illustrated graphite portrait references and step-by-step pencil lessons, The Art of Drawing Poses for Beginners will help you master drawing realistic human figures in a range of different positions.

This helpful 128-page guide reveals the process of drawing the human figure as it pertains to anatomy, proportions, volume, mass, gesture, movement, and expression. From there, discover how these characteristics come together using light, shape, line, and form to accurately depict the human figure in a variety of everyday poses. Step-by-step drawing instructions and techniques demonstrate how to capture realistic poses as they differ from one person to the next across a range of human characteristics.

In section 1 of this book, learn the tools, materials, and techniques used in drawing before diving into the basics of portraiture and human anatomy. In section 2, practice a variety of basic stationary poses before moving on to the dynamic poses in section 3. Section 4 covers expressive portraits and conveying mood and facial expressions. Finally, with lots of examples, section 5 covers many of the artistic compositions you can use when drawing people.

Packed with helpful illustrated references, hundreds of tips, and loads of expert instruction, The Art of Drawing Poses for Beginners is the perfect resource for artists of all skill levels—and one that will be referred to over and over again.

Walter Foster Publishing’s Collector’s Series offers a broad range of projects across a variety of mediums and genres, such as drawing, oil, acrylic, watercolor, cartooning, calligraphy, and others. Suitable for beginning to intermediate artists, each book features in-depth instruction about how to work with the tools of the trade, master techniques, and use newfound skills in practical application via step-by-step projects.

Author Biography

Award-winning artist Ken Goldman is an internationally known artist, author, teacher, and art juror. His work has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in Holland; Paris; Mexico; New York; Boston; Washington, DC; the Oceanside Museum of Art: 100 Artists, 100 Years 1915–2015; the International Fabriano en Acquarello 2015 (Italy); China's Shenzhen International Biennial 2013–2014; and the Shanghai International Biennial 2012–2013. He currently serves as president of the National Watercolor Society. Visit goldmanfineart.com.

Stephanie Goldman is known for her richly colored figures, insightful portraits, boldly painted miniatures, and dynamic charcoal, pencil, and ink drawings. She imbues all of her work with a focused creativity and experimentation that intrigues collectors and critics alike. Stephanie teaches figure painting and portraiture at the Athenaeum School of the Arts in La Jolla, California, and has worked with artist Ken Goldman for more than two decades collaborating on both large and small public and private art projects. Visit www.goldmanfineart.com.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started
Tools & Materials
Drawing Implements
Sharpening Your Pencils
Basic Drawing Techniques
Creating Texture
Other Pencil Techniques
Shading Techniques
People in Perspective
Portraiture Basics
Adding Elements to Portraits
Learning to “See”
Contour Drawing
Basic Anatomy
Arms & Hands
Legs & Feet
Hand & Foot
Adult Head & Facial Anatomy
Child Anatomy
Child Head & Facial Proportions
Child Body Proportions
Chapter 2 Basic Poses
Standing Poses
Wide Stance
Hands on Hips
Arms Crossed
Looking Back
From the Side
Leaning Forward
Stepping Forward
Casual Standing Positions
Sitting Poses
On the Floor
On a Bench
On a Stool
Hand on Floor
Children Sitting
Hands on Faces
Reclining Poses
On Stomach
On Side
Chapter 3 Dynamic Poses
Movement & Balance
Ballerina in Tutu
Soccer Player
Basketball Player
Children in Action
Child with Flower
Child Running
Kids at Play
Chapter 4 Expressive Portraits
Drawing All Ages
Young Children
Teens & Young Adults
Mature Adults
Portrait of an Older Woman
Showing Mood & Emotion
Portrait of a Young Girl
Chapter 5 Compositions
Composing with Purpose
Secrets to Creativity
About the Artists

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