Drawing the Female Form

By George B. Bridgman, Ben Pinchot

Designed basically for starting artists, this glorious reference combines the perfect result of the photographed determine with revolutionary drawings through a famous figure-drawing instructor whose works on anatomy became vintage references for artwork students.

The well-illustrated guide presents painters, illustrators, and sculptors with precious directions on rendering the intricacies of the feminine determine. George Bridgman's use of pictures and his drawings offer starting artists with an appropriate replacement to using expensive stay versions for drawing routines and reviews in musculature and light-weight.

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Bridgman. Pelham, N. Y : Bridgman, 1935. 9780486136127 1. determine drawing—Technique. 2. Drawing from photographs—Technique. three. woman nude in paintings. I. Pinchot, Ben. lady shape. II. name. NC765. B7753 2005 743. 4’4—dc22 2005045975 synthetic within the usa via Courier company 44347703 www. doverpublications. com desk of Contents identify web page Copyright web page advent advent there are lots of books extant that take care of the human determine portrayed photographically in addition to graphically. and every publishing season reveals a clean sequence thrown into the marketplace. such a lot of volumes are typographically and artistically attractive, yet with that perfection of good looks their function seems to finish. such a lot of them are accrued from varied resources (and as a result lack uniformity of construction) and tend to be with out preconceived goal or harmony of contents. For the main half, their very attractiveness precludes any utilitarian beneficial properties. this is often very true of photographic compilations. whereas many extra of the books restricted to photo depictions have a uncomplicated suggestion for his or her belief, they're unfortunately missing in actual existence and energy. it's been our objective, and wish, to preferably mix the pointy truth of a photo and the illuminating and beneficial fragments of a drawing and therefore produce a quantity that would have captured the phenomenal gains of either arts. This assortment is devoted essentially to the newbie and the scholar who needs to learn how to paintings from a residing version, but can't find the money for the mounting cost of holding one for day-by-day use. each profitable artist has spent the higher part of his inventive years operating from a version. irrespective of how profound his wisdom of anatomy, regardless of how expert and crafty his reminiscence will be in its program of the confident parts of the human determine, he achieves the consummate contact, the final word authenticity of the good grasp by way of operating without delay from lifestyles. there's not anything more true to the copy of nature than a photo. the attention of the lens has the right and unyielding stress of a formulation of technological know-how. within the fingers of a employee who recognizes its candid boundaries simply to mildew them to his personal virtue, the lens can produce photos that would vie with nature for his or her highly trustworthy honesty. we've got sought in those photos to set up, so far as attainable, a sculptural caliber, to lead them to interesting with out sacrificing any of the readability or realism of the figures, and every time possible, to stress any beneficial properties that are supposed to be of targeted curiosity to the newbie. The positive muscular improvement, the delicately sculptural modeling, the bone constitution below the rounded flesh—the mixture of photos and innovative drawings may still, we believe, take where of a residing version, and as a result turn out of necessary reduction to the newbie and scholar. we now have selected to do such a lot of our images of the feminine shape. To translate the facility of attractiveness, so completely exemplified via a stunning woman’s physique, is a job towards the luck of which the artist needs to give a boost to his artistic powers with the suitable process that comes merely of lengthy and obdurate and enduring perform.

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