The artistic representation of the human body has fascinated and inspired millions throughout the centuries: it is also one of the most difficult forms for artists to recreate. Movement, proportion, expression, as well as details of anatomy, leave many artists frustrated. In this book, the challenges of the human structure are explored in four comprehensive sections covering:
Anatomy and proportion, effects of light on the figure, and the nude
Understanding the dressed figure and creating atmosphere
Interpreting the figure through variations in colour and style
An approach to the portrait and elements of the face
Fully illustrated throughout and filled with clear,, step-by-step instructions, notes on technique, and more, this book is an excellent tool for helping artists of all levels master the graceful beauty of the human form.