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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 final stroke of the finished masterpiece, let alone through a convincing, easy-to-understand method. 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. Highly praised by Bill Stout and ILM Art Director Carlos Huante.
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.
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?
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.
"When heavyweight teaching is required at Disney or any of the other Hollywood studios, Steve Huston is their champion, their go-to guy. No one conveys and reveals the mysteries of the human body better than Steve. His expertise speaks to all ages at all levels. Steve's instruction is rock solid with a no-nonsense approach (spiced with a delicious dry wit) that doesn't annoy you with the trivial. When it comes to learning to draw the figure, the bold strokes and timeless information of the Huston method just can't be topped." - William Stout, Artist and Illustrator
"Steve Huston is one of the most uniquely powerful artists out there . . . a modern master. [Figure Drawing for Artists] is a phenomenal resource. Steve's insight and love for what he does inspires. This book should be in every student's library. That being said, it's for every artist - students and professionals alike." - Carlos Huante, art director, Industrial Light & Magic, a division of Lucasfilm>
Houston's style reminds us strongly of masters like Frank Brangwyn and Dean Cornwell; it's beautiful work, enjoyable just to look at. He also includes wonderful examples from artists like Anders Zorn, Boucher, Raphael, Fechin and others to illustrate his points.
- Additional Information
Item Code FIGDA Publisher Rockport Publish Date 2016 ISBN 9781631590658 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 9x10 # Pages 192pg Color Partial Color