In this essential guide to the basic principles of drawing the human figure, Pogany — one of the leaders of the Golden Age of Illustration — shows readers the path to artistic mastery. With a warm and supportive tone, he seamlessly blends instruction and insight with 375 masterful illustr... read more
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In this essential guide to the basic principles of drawing the human figure, Pogany — one of the leaders of the Golden Age of Illustration — shows readers the path to artistic mastery. With a warm and supportive tone, he seamlessly blends instruction and insight with 375 masterful illustrations. The aim: to build a foundation for those who wish to draw skillfully and easily. Beginning with the humble dot and moving forward to perspective, anatomy, shading, portraiture, balance, motion, and more, this step-by-step resource is a genuine inspiration. Details of the human head, eyes, ears, and feet add depth to the instruction, followed by simple demonstrations that clearly illustrate how fundamental techniques are put into practice. Easy to follow and concise, this guide has long been considered an important resource for artists of all abilities.
Reprint of Willy Pogany's Drawing Lessons: Revised and Enlarged Edition, David McKay Company, New York, 1946.
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