Higher Education

Exploring Life Drawing, 1st Edition

  • Harold B. Stone
  • ISBN-10: 1401896979  |  ISBN-13: 9781401896973
  • 256 Pages
  • © 2008 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $63.75



Exploring Life Drawing introduces the art of drawing the human figure from observation, a skill as relevant for today's new media-driven visual artists as for traditional fine artists. Written by an experienced drawing instructor and accomplished artist, this extensively illustrated book helps the reader build skills and construct an individual drawing style. Each chapter introduces a specific technique, explains its history, and provides clear instruction on how to implement the approach. Exploring Life Drawing also offers detailed, step-by-step demonstrations and specific guidelines for objectively assessing the results. The text is further strengthened by a beautiful art program, containing classic and contemporary images from some of the largest collections in the world- giving readers an opportunity to learn from the masters and to connect with the history and grandeur of the art form.

Features and Benefits

  • Shows users how to find their own way to draw the human figure.
  • Emphasizes seeing the forms of the figure and drawing them accurately.
  • Demonstrates how to develop an awareness of the option for arranging a figure in space and on a surface.
  • A back-of-book CD illustrates step-by-step demonstrations of life drawing.

Table of Contents

What is Drawing?
Contour Lines.
The Quick Study.
Modeling. Proportion.
Composing the Picture.
Developing your Skills.
What Comes Next?

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Harold B. Stone

Harold B. Stone, whose drawings have been exhibited across the U.S., has taught drawing, painting, and art history for 25 years. In 1995 he founded the Minneapolis Drawing Workshop, an organization dedicated to exhibiting figurative drawings and paintings and presenting drawing workshops, marathons, and cooperative drawing sessions.