Author(s): Joanna Henly
In Pocket Art: Figure Drawing, the second book in the new Pocket Art series (be sure to check out the first book on portraits!), learn to draw figures on the go with the quick visual exercises in this compact book.
The lively, graphic approach of this guide will have you drawing figures right away. Look and learn with step-by-step illustrations and expert tips provided by London-based fashion and portrait artist Miss Led, a.k.a. Joanna Henly. This compact 112-page book is just theright size for carrying in a backpack or pocket, and comes with a sturdy flexi binding for added portability.
Following an introduction including a look at career directions for figure artists and an overview of tools, materials, and techniques, your lessons begin with the basics ofaccurately rendering body proportions, body types, and body parts. After you gain some experience drawing basic figures, you'll move on to adding expression--a person's style and personality, proclamation and identity--to your work. Then you'll finish up by heading out and about, practicing street sketching and movement. A gallery of drawings in the back provides a quick reference for inspiration and to reinforce what you've learned.
This quick, visual guide is a must-have for figure drawing artists of all levels.