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willl
02-07-2007, 01:35 PM
Hi guys, i just picked up a copy of "Dynamic Figure Drawing" , I still have a couple days to return it and i think i am going to. Im looking for something that has alot of line work and contour stuff. I need to work on my proportions and contours.

Their are some great pictures in this book, with the shape brake down and the complete drawing, but thier is to much shaded muscletuer.

Any way, if anyone has some figure dawing book suggestion i would really aprciate it.

Oh, and more drawings the better, i dont need good text. just need to get some drawing hours in.

will

Rebeccak
02-07-2007, 01:53 PM
Will,

Check out:

Anatomy Resources : BOOKS (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=202&t=257424)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=202&t=257424

Hmm, a good contour book is this.

" (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0879515368/pricecompar0d-20/ref%3Dnosim/102-1911993-6034569)High-Focus Drawing - A Revolutionary Approach to Drawing the Figure", by James McMullan - Overlook Press, publisher (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0879515368/pricecompar0d-20/ref%3Dnosim/102-1911993-6034569)
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0879515368/pricecompar0d-20/ref%3Dnosim/102-1911993-6034569

It's always good to have maybe 2 or 3 good books on hand on Anatomy, as many as you can - you might want to keep the Hogarth book for later, but if you can only get one book now and you want contour drawing, then the above book may be what you are looking for. If you are a beginner, then "The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" is for you. That stresses contour as well and has exercises specifically geared toward the beginner. It's a classic resource, and we have a Workshop based around it as well for those going through the exercises.

I also highly recommend Glenn Vilppu's DVD on Gesture.

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