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Beginner’s Guide to Life Drawing by Eddie Armer

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 May 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217534
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  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 191
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP Price: £9.99
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"Life drawing is not only about learning to draw the body accurately; it also teaches you to translate our complex three-dimensional world... to the confines of a sheet of paper." Eddie Armer

Improve your drawing skills and learn how to observe the human form with this simple practical course.

By applying a few basic rules, the shape of a body can be both accurately and artistically captured in as little as two minutes, using only a small selection of artist's materials.

Feel encouraged as you start your life-drawing journey by accomplishing an effective, straightforward pose, formed across a few straight lines and drawn with a standard pencil. Then, work with ease through each of Eddie's beautifully drawn projects to tackle fundamental methods for sketching, designed to steadily introduce you to invaluable techniques that will bring your work to the next level.

Every project includes fully-illustrated step by steps and helpful advice on the drawing method used. Pore over the accompanying gallery of stunning pieces by Eddie at the end of the chapter, showing examples of the demonstrated technique and providing inspiration for your own poses and style, once you've built your confidence.

From line, tone and shade through to positioning, drawing hands, feet and faces, this is the ultimate guide to learning to draw the body.


Table of Contents

Introduction6



The history of life drawing8



Materials10



Starting to draw18



A Simple Pose19

- Step by step



Gesture drawings26



Line30



The rhythm of line36



Tone40



A Tonal Study46

- Step by step



Scribble drawing54



Using charcoal62



Figure in Charcoal Stick68

- Step by step



Foreshortening72



A Foreshortened Figure76

- Step by step



Faces82



Hands and feet88



Index96


About Eddie Armer

Eddie Armer graduated from art  school in 1975 and became a graphic designer. After a long career, In 2005 Eddie decided to concentrate on his two greatest loves, art and music. Eddie began dividing his time between running art workshops in the UK and Italy, and working as a musician.

Eddie lives in Kent, UK, and works with vulnerable adults through art and music. He also writes about drawing, and is a contributor to Artist and Illustrator Magazine. He believes creativity in art and music are intrinsically linked.



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