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Figure Drawing: Design and Invention Paperback – 31 December 2009
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- Publisher : M. Hampton; 2nd edition (31 December 2009)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 235 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0615272819
- ISBN-13 : 978-0615272818
- Item Weight : 839 g
- Dimensions : 25.4 x 19.05 x 3.05 cm
- Country of Origin : USA
- Best Sellers Rank: #114,341 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #5,718 in Arts, Film & Photography (Books)
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It helped me a lot....
it focus hoe different parts of the body connects together and how different forms fit together in the body...
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Nevertheless, masterly is how I would categorise it, even more so, perhaps, because it's self-published by the author. Some self-published works are very run-of-the-mill and cheaply produced; not this. I should have thought that any publisher would die to have this in his list, and if any refused it prior to the author's venture, they are probably kicking themselves. It's also worth noting that it's printed on top-quality heavyweight semi-gloss paper and sturdily bound. In fact everything about it is top marque, including layout and design, which the author appears to have contracted out to another very capable artist. I find to my surprise that it was originally published 7 years ago (how did I miss it ?) - but far less surprised to find that it is now in its sixth edition.
Anatomy is often regarded as a difficult subject for artists, who may consider it less essential if they are always going to have a model sitting in front of them - but if you want to "design people" - for whatever of the many purposes of this practice (almost an industry) nowadays - essential it certainly is. This book will teach you how to competently design totally convincing people of every kind, engaged in every kind of activity, as well as making your life-drawing class an absolute breeze. The book goes much further however, for as the author rightly declares, learning to draw the figure teaches wide-ranging artistic principles applicable in virtually all fine art.
If you were hesitating about buying this book because of its cost, hesitate no more; but be prepared for some hard work to extract its full benefit; but then, anything truly worthwhile rarely comes easily...
I would say this has potential for being very useful in the long run, once you’ve got a basis, but for beginners it is definitely not the best. You’d be better off teaching yourself. This has just slowed my learning process down if anything. I’ve learnt more just looking at anatomy reference and using my own intuition.