By Sterling Publishing
Budding artists can grasp the hardest and such a lot valuable means of all: portraying the wonder, grace, and character of the human physique. this excellent educational, and quite a few inspiring sketches on each web page, give you the good technical starting place had to depict all types of figure-young or previous, male or girl, status, sitting, or in motion-and with variety. Intricately specific drawings, a few with grids, support trap the proper proportions for head, torso, palms, and legs; upload gentle and shadow for tonal intensity; and create texture, quantity, and expressive traces. a radical learn of the nude and the advance of initial sketches make this a rare worth.
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