Figure Drawing for Concept Artists


Author: Kan Muftic

Publisher: 3dtotal Publishing

ISBN: 9781909414440

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 3498

Figure Drawing for Concept Artists is the essential life drawing primer for concept artists, by respected industry practitioner Kan Muftic.

Figure Drawing for Artists

Making Every Mark Count


Author: Steve Huston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1631590650

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 5202

How often does an aspiring artist read a book or take a class on drawing the human body, only to end up with page after page of stiff lifeless marks rather than the well-conceived figure the course promised? Though there are many books on drawing the human figure, none teach how to draw a figure from the first few marks of the quick sketch to the last virtuosic stroke of the finished masterpiece, let alone through a convincing, easy-to-understand method. That changes now. In Figure Drawing for Artists: Making Every Mark Count, award-winning fine artist Steve Huston shows beginners and pros alike the two foundational concepts behind the greatest masterpieces in art and how to use them as the basis for their own success. Embark on a drawing journey and discover how these twin pillars of support are behind everything from the Venus De Milo to Michelangelo's Sibyl to George Bellow's Stag at Sharkey's, how they're the fundamental tools for animation studios around the world, and how the best comic book artists from the beginnings of the art form until now use them whether they know it or not. Figure Drawing for Artists: Making Every Mark Count sketches out the same two-step method taught to the artists of DreamWorks, Warner Brothers, and Disney Animation, so pick up a pencil and get drawing.

Figure Drawing

Learn to capture dynamic figures and features in graphite pencil


Author: Jennifer Gennari

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

ISBN: 160058473X

Category: Art

Page: 64

View: 2482

With Figure Drawing, aspiring graphite and charcoal artists will learn everything they need to know about drawing the human figure and how to master gestures, proportions, and body movement. The book begins with an introduction to basic tools and materials, guiding the reader in how to select the right pencils, papers, erasers, and other materials to begin their study of life drawing. Additionally, artists will find a plethora of information about drawing techniques, blending, and shading. Before diving into the easy step-by-step exercises, aspiring artists will also find helpful instruction in how to render form and features, including facial features. Talented professional artist Jennifer Gennari guides the reader in how to use drawing pencils to render lifelike gestures and movement through a variety of step-by-step projects that demonstrate the basics of composition, contour drawing, and rendering anatomy, as well as a variety of techniques such as blending, shading, and using light and shadow to bring the form to life. With its breadth of instruction, variety of subject matter, and inspirational artwork, Figure Drawing is the perfect resource to start building artist proficiency in the art of drawing the human figure.

Drawing Basics and Video Game Art

Classic to Cutting-Edge Art Techniques for Winning Video Game Design


Author: Chris Solarski

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0823098486

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 6941

"This book supports my own 30-year crusade to demonstrate that games are an art form that undeniably rivals traditional arts. It gives detailed explanations of game art techniques and their importance, while also highlighting their dependence on artistic aspects of game design and programming.” — John Romero, co-founder of id Software and CEO of Loot Drop, Inc. "Solarski’s methodology here is to show us the artistic techniques that every artist should know, and then he transposes them to the realm of video games to show how they should be used to create a far more artful gaming experience ... if I were an artist planning to do video game work, I’d have a copy of this on my shelf." — Marc Mason, Comics Waiting Room Video games are not a revolution in art history, but an evolution. Whether the medium is paper or canvas—or a computer screen—the artist’s challenge is to make something without depth seem like a window into a living, breathing world. Video game art is no different. Drawing Basics and Video Game Art is first to examine the connections between classical art and video games, enabling developers to create more expressive and varied emotional experiences in games. Artist game designer Chris Solarski gives readers a comprehensive introduction to basic and advanced drawing and design skills—light, value, color, anatomy, concept development—as well as detailed instruction for using these methods to design complex characters, worlds, and gameplay experiences. Artwork by the likes of Michelangelo, Titian, and Rubens are studied alongside AAA games like BioShock, Journey, the Mario series, and Portal 2, to demonstrate perpetual theories of depth, composition, movement, artistic anatomy, and expression. Although Drawing Basics and Video Game Art is primarily a practical reference for artists and designers working in the video games industry, it’s equally accessible for those interested to learn about gaming’s future, and potential as an artistic medium. Also available as an eBook From the Trade Paperback edition.

Freehand Figure Drawing for Illustrators

Mastering the Art of Drawing from Memory


Author: David H. Ross

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0385346239

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 4606

For today's in-demand figure artists-comic creators animators, video game artists, concept designers, etc.-it is necessary to be able to quickly draw the human figure in a variety of action-packed poses. In Freehand Figure Drawing for Illustrators, David Ross shows readers how they can master freehand figure drawing without visual reference by using a modern twist on the classic technique of blocking out the human figure as a mannequin. Step-by-step lessons guide aspiring illustrators from basic poses (standing, running, jumping) to extreme motions (throwing punches, high kicking). For on-the-go artists, Freehand Figure Drawing for Illustratorsallows them complete freedom to bring their figures to life at any time.

Drawing Atelier - The Figure

How to Draw in a Classical Style


Author: Jon deMartin

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440342851

Category: Drawing

Page: 176

View: 7326

Arguably the most challenging of subjects for the artist, the human figure also offers opportunities for works of incredible beauty and complexity. In this book, one of today's leading figurative artists shares techniques and approaches for drawing the human form. With a reverent grounding in the methods of the Old Masters and keen perspective developed over Jon DeMartin's 20+ years of making and teaching art, this comprehensive workshop focuses on the power of line and how it can be used to achieve a convincing sense of dimension and life. Beautifully illustrated with classical drawings as well as step-by-step progressions, these lessons explore the enlightening practice of copying, how to use proportion and measurement wisely, drawing the head and its features, rendering the figure in motion, short-pose exercises, and much, much more. Throughout, artists will master techniques for achieving a compelling "living force" in their drawings, while building a base of understanding that will ultimately make the process more intuitive and enjoyable.


Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators


Author: Michael D. Mattesi

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240808452

Category: Art

Page: 228

View: 3138

"Capture the force in your life drawing subjects with this practical guide to dynamic drawing techniques - packed with superb, powerfully drawn examples. Whether you are an animator, comic book artist, illustrator or fine arts' student you'll learn to use rhythm, shape, and line to bring out the life in any subject."-- OCLC.

Drawing the Living Figure


Author: Joseph Sheppard

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486267237

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 5480

This innovative art instruction guide focuses upon the specifics of surface anatomy. Over 170 of Sheppard's drawings show many different live models in front, back, and side views, and in various standing, sitting, kneeling, crouching, reclining, and twisting poses. Each drawing is accompanied by two diagrams, one for bones, one for muscles.

Figure Drawing Master Class

Lessons in Life Drawing


Author: Dan Gheno

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440339943

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 4987

With Figure Drawing Master Class, you will discover the secrets to creating masterful figure drawings through examples of Old Master drawings, as well as Dan Gheno's own beautiful drawings, demonstrations and diagrams.

Practical Anatomy for Artists


Author: Peter M. Simpson

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781847971777

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 5124

Drawing the human body is a creative process, but one which relies on an accurate rendition of the form. This practical book explains anatomy for the artist. It outlines the skeletal system and how this provides the first lines of construction, and then introduces the superficial muscular system.

How to Draw and Paint Anatomy

Creating Life-Like Humans and Realistic Animals


Author: The Editors of Imaginefx Magazine,Editors of How to Draw & Paint Anatomy

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781565237162

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 7536

Understanding anatomy is the foundation of all great art, and this superb collection of workshops from some of the finest artists around the world will enable you to bring your art to life. Art students, professional illustrators, and creative amateurs alike will find inspiration and encouragement to develop their core skills and embrace innovative digital techniques with this book and companion CD.

Drawing People


Author: Barbara Bradley

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781581803594

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 6037

Draw Natural and Believable Clothed Figures In Drawing People, award-winning illustrator and instructor Barbara Bradley provides all the information you need to render clothed human figures with energy, detail and control. Bradley begins by teaching the basics of any drawing, including proportion, perspective and value. Next, you'll learn how to overcome the special challenges posed by clothing, including fabric folds and draping effects. Bradley illustrates how they're constructed and how to draw them in different situations—on male and female figures that are active or at rest. These reliable, proven drawing techniques will add a natural feel to your art, resulting in figures that look as if they could walk, run or dance right off the page.

Figure Drawing for All It's Worth


Author: Andrew Loomis

Publisher: Titan Books (UK)

ISBN: 9780857680983

Category: Art

Page: 204

View: 5995

"A book of fundamentals for an artistic career"--Jkt.

Complete Guide to Life Drawing


Author: Gottfried Bammes

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844486908

Category: Art

Page: 312

View: 1545

A comprehensive guide to drawing human beings accurately includes in-depth chapters covering proportion, structure, and posture, along with close studies of hands, feet, faces, and limbs.

Anatomy for Artists Made Easy


Author: George Bridgman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781783616022


Page: 256

View: 1275

An updated version of the classic life drawing book from artist and teacher George Bridgman who taught anatomy to a generation of Golden Age artists, including Norman Rockwell. An essential resource for every artist, of every kind: illustrators, fine artists, digital, and offer a solid background for modern styles including manga and anime.

The Artist's Guide to the Anatomy of the Human Head

Defining Structure and Capturing Emotions


Author: 3D Total Publishing

Publisher: 3dtotal Publishing

ISBN: 9781909414457

Category: Art

Page: 216

View: 4278

Learn how to define structure and capture emotions with this comprehensive artist's guide to drawing the human head.

Artful Design

Technology in Search of the Sublime, a MusiComic Manifesto


Author: Ge Wang

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781503600522


Page: 488

View: 6353

What we make, makes us. This is the central tenet of Artful Design, a photorealistic comic book that examines the nature, purpose, and meaning of design. A call to action and a meditation on art, authenticity, and social connection in a world disrupted by technological change, this book articulates a fundamental principle for design: that we should design not just from practical needs but from the values that underlie those needs. Artful Design takes readers on a journey through the aesthetic dimensions of technology. Using music as a universal phenomenon that has evolved alongside technology, this book breaks down concrete case studies in computer-mediated toys, tools, games, and instruments, including the best-selling app Ocarina. Every chapter elaborates a set of general design principles and strategies that illuminate the essential relationship between aesthetics and engineering, art and design. Ge Wang implores us to both embrace and confront technology, not purely as a means to an end, but in its potential to enrich life. Technology is never a neutral agent, but through what we do with it--through what we design with it--it provides a mirror to our human endeavors and values. Artful Design delivers an aesthetic manifesto of technology, accessible yet uncompromising.

The Silver Way

Techniques, Tips, and Tutorials for Effective Character Design


Author: Stephen Silver

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781624650345

Category: Art

Page: 248

View: 9727

"Whether you're a professional artist interested in improving your drawing skills, or an aspiring designer fresh out of college looking to add to your portfolio, The Silver Way will help you build your confidence and strengthen your work in order to successfully design characters for any project, in any style. Chock-full of fun drawing techniques and easy-to-follow tutorials, The Silver Way is the kind of educational art book you'll revisit again and again for guidance, encouragement, and inspiration."--