Title : Figure It Out!: The Beginner’s Guide to Drawing People
ASIN : 1933027800
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.
Category: Figure Drawing
Brand: Chris Hart Books
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Rating : 3.9
Rating : 23
Review : Learn How to Draw…Poor Anatomy?
The most distracting thing about this book is (unsurprisingly) the thing many (usually males) artists have problems with – female breasts.
The nipple/midbreast almost always comes a head-length or more below the neck, but Hart consistently places the breast ending WELL BEFORE even one head-length has been completed! This is grossly inaccurate and anyone that follows this will be drawing *incredibly* odd women!
It seems what Hart has done with his females is simply round out the pectoral muscle (which sits higher than the breast) without a realization that the breast tissue is fat tissue that – even in the perkiest breast – will fall below the muscles supporting it. Even fake breasts will reach at least one head-length below the neck.
I am not suggesting Hart go into the details of every muscle or draw figures with photographic realism, however such a depiction is almost egregious to me as him consistently drawing a head directly attached to the…