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The Figure in Motion

3.72  ·  Rating Details ·  43 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Leaping, somersaulting, stretching, dancing figures animate this book of marvelous action poses, photographed for artists of all levels to use as reference when portraying human figures in motion. Expertly composed and lit pictures of male and female models in suspended action show the body from numerous vantage points. Students practice figure drawing by copying the ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published May 1st 2000 by Watson-Guptill (first published August 1986)
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Amanda Law
Aug 25, 2014 Amanda Law rated it it was ok
Shelves: art-books
I wanted to love this book, truly--the models are wonderful and photos are beautiful--but the formatting is unbelievable, rendering many of the photographs useless.

The book isn't that large to begin with, but photos are jammed onto pages, and most egregiously, many are located in the friggin' crease!

From one artists to the next, it's an OK tool for small figure studies or sketching on the go (read: without internet), but it's so difficult to justify purchasing this poorly designed book when the
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Heather Sabian
Dec 24, 2013 Heather Sabian rated it really liked it
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I have used this book for many years for drawing and sculpting. There are a few photos that are too dark to use but overall it was been very useful for me.
Ana Oliveira
Mar 08, 2009 Ana Oliveira rated it it was amazing
Este livro desiludiu-me um pouco em relação à qualidade das imagens, mas tem poses lindíssimas! Vale a pena juntar este livro ao grupo de livros de estudo do corpo humano.
Foxtower
Nov 27, 2012 Foxtower rated it liked it
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A great resource for understanding and creating figures in poses that really show musculature and extension.
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