Art of Drawing People
Discover simple techniques for drawing a variety of figures and portraits
Debra Kauffman Yaun and Others
This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device, and with iTunes on your computer. Books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
Learn to draw faces, features, and figures in graphite, with inspiration from 4 accomplished artists
Packed with practical advice, helpful tips, and fundamental techniques, this comprehensive, 144-page book is an essential resource to which artists of all skill levels will refer again and again. The Art of Drawing People comprises instruction from a group of four experienced artists who demonstrate the processes of drawing the human head and clothed figure from infancy through old age in a variety of poses. The talented authors also share their knowledge about underlying anatomy, ethnic influences, and natural variations in shape, texture, and proportion, as well as basic information about drawing tools and pencil techniques.
Before going to college, Walter Foster art books were my first real art instructions and what I learned from them is still with me today. So I know factually that these books are effective. I bought this book as a refresher. I don't draw with pencil and paper any more and thought this would be a fun, nostalgic way to get back into it. While the instructions are thorough and cover the topics in detail, the book has layout issues in its ebook format that make it difficult and annoying to follow. e.g. Captions and their accompanying images end up on different pages, references to images appearing on the left or right don't show as indicated, text is written over images, etc. I've changed the type size and the page orientation to no avail. Please fix these issues or optionally recreate it using Apple's iBook Textbook. This could transform it into a modern, beautifully designed text book with a much improved user experience that, I for one, would be happy to use. C'mon guys please do this!