Figure Drawing for Dummies
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Figure Drawing for Dummies

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Figure Drawing For Dummies appeals to both new art students and veteran artists who find it difficult to proportionally draw the human form. The illustrations and examples in Figure Drawing For Dummies are designed to help readers capture this elusive figure.
ebook, 384 pages
Published January 31st 2011 by For Dummies (first published January 9th 2009)
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There are four parts to this book. The first part isn't really on figure drawing and introduces the basics of drawing and the stuff you need. As a Dummies series book, this one really assumes the reader has absolutely no knowledge on drawing.

The second and third part are on drawing the head and body. The last part is about other related stuff like clothing, composition, perspective, etc.

This book has a lot of text compared to other figure drawing books. The inst...more
This is a Dummies Guide, and is true to form: not intended for dummies, but for anybody who can stomach so much material. I worked in a bookstore, and when recomending books (of almost any kind, but especially manuals) I always told evertyone: "If you need to be an expert on the subject, take the Dummies Guide, otherwise browse until you find something that you can keep open beside you and work from." And that's still my advice. This book has all sorts of technical tidbits, probably all of the i...more
It's got a few of the basics down but I did not like this book very much. I was happy that it didn't focus on the naked figure like most figure books do. It didn't cover everything I wanted to know thought and it spent far too much time talking about the head and hair. I was just looking for the body. I good but partial foundation to start on. I wouldn't recommend it.
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