The Sculptor and Art Student's
Guide to the Proportions of the Human Form
Famous but very rare english translation of the treatise by Dr. Johann Gottfried Schadow,
the classical sculptor, based on the work of the Greek sculptor Polycletus.
Better Figure Drawing
Learn to draw figures like they did in the 1950s. Lots of examples tips, and tricks. Ways to make the figure more dynamic, how to draw pinups and glamour girls.
The Art Student's Guide to the Bones and Muscles of the Human Body and Lessons on Foreshortening Johann Gottfried Shadow's first book for art students, very clear studies of bones and muscles derived from the work of Albinus, plus plates on normal and ideal proportion of the human figure and plates on the foreshortening of the head from various views. 30 plates, a forward, an introduction and an appendix of Albinus' work.
How to Draw the Human Figure - The Figure Drawings of Grace A. Young
This ebook was inspired by the figure drawing notebook of Grace Young a student at the Philadelphia School of Art in 1927 and 1928. The school was the first among a group of women's design schools found in the 1800s. The drawings show the work of a confident and talented artist who was studying a new course of drawing from the figure.
Figure Painting in Water Colours by Contemporary British Artists
24 Colored Plates And a Foreword.
Frank Brangwyn, Edmund Dulac, Sir William Orpen, John S. Sargent, and others.
A Treatise on Muscular Action
This 1794 book demonstrates with 30 intricate and beautiful plates the advantage of exercise. For illustrators and artists interested in action figures and animation the plates provide inspiration.
Figure Drawing By Richard G. Hatton This is an unusually complete book on drawing the figure from the beginning of the last century. In his time he was one of the most prolific authorities on the art of drawing.
Elements of Drawing - Drawing From the Life - 2 hard to find portfolios of techniques and methods of drawing the human figure by Professor Edward Stiefel of Switzerland. The Human Body and Parts of The Human Body. From the Introduction "The qualification needed for drawing from the life are: artistic sensibility as to the human figure and intense interest in the rhythm of its movements. The remarks accompanying these 12 plates are intended to suggest to the beginner the most elimentary conceptions and methods, so that he may be enabled to develop an individual use of them. " -
Six Hundred and Thirty Six Figures in beautifully detailed engravings. Bones and Ligaments, Dermoid and Muscular Systems, Organs of Digestion and Generation, Organs of Respiration and Circulation, and The Nervous System and Senses. $4.95
Hieroglyphic or Greek Method of Life Drawing
Rare treatise on life drawing by Adolphe Armand Braun, editor of the popular
The Human Form in Art republished by Dover books in 2006.
This book has a series of essays about life drawing which proceed from the idea that life drawing can be
both taught and learned and that there is a short cut to learning which will come from observing the muscles of
the form and concentrate on the perfection of the line.
Following the essays on Hieroglyphic Drawing, there is an essay on posing, charts of anatomy and photographs of a young
model, Miss Dorothy Lees. At the back of the book are essays on drawing made from the photographs, and charts of
specifics of human anatomy, arms, legs, hand, feet, eyes, ears, and noses.
Anatomical Engravings Selections from two early works about human anatomy. These two volumes, one by Eustachius and one by Bernardino Genga formed the basis for the modern study of anatomy.
The Manuel Rosenberg Course in Newspaper Art
Published as a practical introduction to newspaper illustration and using actual drawings by the author, this book remains an entertaining and useful demonstration of the way an artist can capture the imagination and the attention of an audience. Anyone working in publishing whether in print or on the web will enjoy this ebook.
A Guide to Figure Drawing by G. E. Hicks
Elements of Figure Drawing