The revered instructor of the Art Students League of New York explains in nontechnical terms how to discover the vitalizing forces in the human form and realize them in drawing. Topics include movement, light and shade, proportion, and movable masses. Nearly 500 illustrations cover every principle an... read more
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The revered instructor of the Art Students League of New York explains in nontechnical terms how to discover the vitalizing forces in the human form and realize them in drawing. Topics include movement, light and shade, proportion, and movable masses. Nearly 500 illustrations cover every principle and point of instruction.
The author of the 20th anniversary Calla Edition of the phenomenal bestseller Dinotopia, John Gurney is a master at bringing perspective realism and scientific accuracy to his artwork. Mr. Gurney is also a huge admirer of Dover's line of art instruction books and has graciously compiled a list of his ten favorite titles, which includes George B. Bridgman's Bridgman's Life Drawing. Here is what he had to say:
"Bridgman's legendary figure drawing demonstrations at the Art Students League of New York have inspired generations of artists, from Norman Rockwell to Frank Frazetta. His dynamic, chunky form analysis reminds students of the big shapes and how they interlock with each other, which is easy to overlook when faced with the subtleties of the actual figure."
Use this link to browse the entire collection of James Gurney's Survival Guide for Art Students.
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