Collins Life Drawing Class

Collins Life Drawing Class

by Lucy Watson (Author)


This is a practical guide to drawing and painting one of the most popular subjects in art - the human figure. Full of information and instruction, the book should prove useful for both the beginner and the more advanced artist. The book combines a wealth of information with step-by-step instruction from professional artists, in an approach that readers should find exciting, enjoyable and, above all, successful. Section one introduces the reader to the basic elements of life drawing, offering advice on: drawing and painting equipment; the basic structure and proportions of the body; constructing the figure from simple shapes; capturing movement; drawing a figure in perspective and working with tone, light and colour; focusing on detail. Section two builds on what the reader has already learnt, encouraging them to develop a unique style of their own.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 128
Publisher: Collins
Published: 07 Jul 2003

ISBN 10: 0007152760
ISBN 13: 9780007152766

Author Bio
Lucy Watson graduated from Central St Martin's College of Art & Design in London with a degree in Fine Art and a Masters in Advanced Printmaking. Highly experienced in all media, she makes her living as a freelance painter and illustrator and is the author of the popular Collins Artist's Sketchbook. Her drawings, prints and paintings are exhibited at prestigious venues all over Europe.