Figure It Out by Christopher Hart Available in Paperback
In Figure It Out!: The Beginner's Guide to Drawing People, now available in paperback from Chris Hart Books the best-selling author of over fifty popular how to draw books presents a figure drawing book filled with simple concepts to help aspiring artists or the occasional doodler draw the human figure with ease.
"I believe it is virtually impossible, unless you are already an accomplished artist, to copy a drawing of the human figure simply by looking at a finished picture," Christopher Hart explains, "therefore, I've used easy-to-follow, progressive steps. New elements in each step are drawn in blue so that you can see exactly which lines have been added to each step. In addition, there are countless hints that call out helpful techniques used by professional artists. These techniques are often subtle, but important, and make all the difference in drawing."
Chris Hart has a head for figures - human figures, that is. Not only does he draw them with incredible style and flair, he also has a friendly, accessible teaching style that makes his how-to books super-sellers. In this unique figure-drawing course, Chris avoids the usual anatomy lessons that intimidate aspiring artists and gets right down to the basics young illustrators need to get started. Starting with heads and facial expressions, he moves on to full figures, male and female, ideal and average, some in fashion poses and others in dynamic action. On every page, his practical advice and clear examples will help readers achieve terrific results - and have fun every step of the way.
"My goal in drawing and writing this book is to be helpful, inspiring, and, not least of all, to make drawing figure fun," says Chris Hart. "Everything in it is geared toward getting you drawing faster than you thought you'd be able to, and at a higher skill level than you thought you could."