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Figure Drawing Ebooks


A Guide to
Better Figure Drawing

by Cecile Hardy
This book was copyrighted in 1950 by Cecile Hardy and is re-published here with the permission of the Author

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A Guide to Better Figure Drawing

From the introduction:

This informal book on figure drawing shows you as simply as possible things I have learned about drawing the female figure. The matters that I discuss are those which I consider most important. It is a book of practical suggestions to help you draw attractive, live-looking figures.

What's in this book...

Changing an awkward pose into a graceful one.
Two kinds of action figures.
Variety: Line of Action
Examples of line action.
Drawing from the model-creatively.
Exaggerate for effect.
Think before you draw.
Reclining figure
simplicity in shading sketches.
The glamour girl-clothes make the pin-up, proportions.
The glamour girl-costumes, props.
The glamour girl - high heels.
Clothing the figure, drawing-lighting.
Make quick clothed sketches.
Walking poses.
Make a picture from a figure sketch.
Materials: transparency. Use snapshots for backdrops in pictures.


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DOWNLOAD THE E-BOOK An introduction to drawing lively human anatomy as seen in the 1950s. $5.95

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