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The Art of Figure Drawing for Beginners

Learn to use basic shapes and art mannequins to draw faces and figures

Gecko Keck



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Walter Foster Publishing
03 November 2020
Mastering the human form for portraiture is one of the most challenging subjects for a beginning artist to learn. Packed with practical instructions, helpful tips, and fundamental techniques, this comprehensive, 144-page drawing book is your essential resource for learning to draw the human form and poses with ease.

The Art of Figure Drawing for Beginners features instruction for learning how to render the head, body, and extremities using very basic shapes, as well as drawing mannequins placed in a variety of configurations. The books informative, easy-to-follow content covers figure drawing essentials, including:

* An overview of basic anatomy * Natural variations in shape, texture, and proportion * Helpful techniques for rendering humans in single and group poses * Information for working with the tools of the trade.

Whether you are a beginning artist, art enthusiast, or serious fine art student, The Art of Figure Drawing for Beginners is a must-have reference. The Collectors Series offers approachable, step-by-step art instruction for a variety of mediums and subjects, such as drawing, oil, acrylic, watercolour, cartooning, calligraphy, and more. Perfect for beginning artists, each title features artist tips for drawing or painting anything and everything from people, animals, and still life to flowers, trees, and landscapes.
By:   Gecko Keck
Imprint:   Walter Foster Publishing
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 296mm,  Width: 222mm, 
ISBN:   9781633228818
ISBN 10:   1633228819
Series:   Collector's Series
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   03 November 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Better known by his pen name, Gecko Keck is a stalwart on the German creative scene. As early as 1989, he founded an agency for caricatures and illustrations and got to know about production as a graphic designer. He has been a freelancer again since 1993, and has created over 5000 design drawings and over 300 models for the popular Kinder surprise eggs.

Reviews for The Art of Figure Drawing for Beginners: Learn to use basic shapes and art mannequins to draw faces and figures

An ideal instructional guide and manual for beginning artists, art enthusiasts, and serious fine art students, The Art of Figure Drawing for Beginners has continuing value for even more experienced artists needing to depict the human form and anatomy in their work. * Midwest Book Review *

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