Pocket Art: Figure Drawing

The quick guide to mastering technique and style

Pocket Art: Figure Drawing
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Format: Paperback / softback, 112 Pages
ISBN: 9781631594717
Series: Pocket Art
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Description

This second book in the Pocket Art series (following Portraits) is packed with expert technical guidance on drawing realistic figures and stunning, inspirational examples.

London-based artist Joanna Henly (a.k.a. Miss Led) guides you through every aspect of figure drawing with a lively, graphic approach to instruction—demystifying the complexities of body proportions and capturing gestures with step-by-step illustrations and expert tips.

Following an introduction—including a look at career directions for figure artists and an overview of tools, materials, and techniques—your lessons begin with the basics of accurately rendering body proportions, body types, and body parts. After you gain some experience drawing basic figures, you'll move on to adding expression—a person's style and personality, proclamation and identity—to your work. Then you'll finish up by heading out and about, practicing street sketching and movement. A gallery of drawings in the back provides a quick reference for inspiration and to reinforce what you've learned.

The exercises demonstrate and reinforce the skills as you go, while the incredible artwork inspires and motivates. With its compact size and sturdy flexi binding, you can carry this invaluable resource everywhere you go—in your backpack, bag, or pocket.

The author

Joanna Henly, well known by her professional name, Miss Led, is an illustrator, artist, and art director based in East London. As an illustrator, she works by commission for corporate brands, products, packaging, and advertising campaigns with specific experience within fashion, beauty, and technology sectors. As an artist, she works on projects from portrait commissions to large scale complex works. These are often in public spaces or live performances. In addition, she creates personal work, which is exhibited globally, and sells beautiful prints and originals online.
Jo is a strong promoter of professional practice within her art and illustration, including as a Global Ambassador for Liquitex paints and European Ambassador for Wacom. She is also a passionate educator, promoted via social media and podcasts to her online audience, which reaches 1.3 million people.

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Specs

Format: Paperback / softback, 112 Pages
ISBN: 9781631594717
Illustrations: 200 color images
Size: 5 in x 8 in / 127 mm x 203.2 mm
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