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Figure Drawing: A complete guide to drawing the human body

Jake Spicer

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Drawing & drawings

Understand the human body and transform your art with bestselling author and teacher Jake Spicer

Informative and instructive, this comprehensive guide will give you all the tools you need to make expressive and exciting drawings of the human form. Beginning with the key principles of observation, Figure Drawing equips you with the basic skills to make accruate and satisfying drawings of your subject, then builds progressively, introducing more advanced techniques and concepts that allow you to capture the subtle qualities that give your drawings life. Packed with advice, useful photographic and illustrative references, and accessible step-by-step exercises to put the theory into practice, this is a book to treasure and refer to forever. With Jake as your guide you will:

Learn how to observe to see edges and tone, use simple measuring techniques and solve proportional problems.

Understand the secrets of anatomy with a detailed guide to the human form.

Experiment with different materials, media and styles to fulfil your artistic potential.

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Jake Spicer

Jake Spicer is an artist and drawing tutor based in Brighton, England, and a best-selling author of practical art books. He is head tutor at the independent drawing school Draw, a co-director of the Drawing Circus and regularly runs portrait and figure drawing courses for the Camden Arts Centre and National Portrait Gallery.

www.jakespicerart.co.uk

@BrightonDrawing

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