Drawing the Human Figure
To draw the human body is one of the most interesting yet most difficult tasks for budding artists. This book is a marvellous guide on how to sketch and draw the bare human body from the very basics to doing a complete work. It offers hundreds of illustrations and useful instructions by Hungarian master András Szunyoghy, based on his teaching practice for several decades. Detailed paragraphs on the Dürer grid, human anatomy, special features of drawing the head, feet or hands along with sections on perspective, proportion and posture provide a comprehensive guide for both hobby artists and professionals alike. Learn how to depict the anatomical structure, effects of light and shade, tone, composition and colour and you will be able to understand the artistic process form observing a subject to creating beautiful drawings and pieces of art. This concise handbook will help you improve your drawing abilities by providing useful exercises, easy to follow step-by-step instructions and valuable tips for your drawing practice.
Graphic artist and painter Andras Szunhyoghy, born 1946, is a professor at the Institute for Anatomical Drawing at the Academy of Applied Arts in Budapest. His works have been featured at countless exhibitions in many countries. He is the author of "The Big Book of Drawing", "Portrait Drawing" and other publications.