This quantity deals a powerful sampling of existence drawings by way of forty five of the artwork world's maximum masters. From Albrecht Dürer's 15th-century brush-and-ink drawing of Female Nude, visible from the Back and Modigliani's combined media presentation of Caryatid to superb drawings via Raphael, Rubens, van Dyck, Hogarth, Constable, Ingres, Gauguin, Matisse, and 35 different striking artists, those conscientiously chosen plates demonstrate the various kinds and traditions of drawing the human determine over 5 centuries. of significant price to scholars and artists, this assortment might be welcomed through museum-goers and fans of excellent artwork in all places.
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Ink, pastels, coloured pencils. Line drawing - use line only. Tone only - don’t use line. Negative space - draw the silhouette only, look around the subject. Draw from many perspectives foreshorten. Draw from below and look up, draw from above and look down. Draw without using an eraser. Direct observation - trace the line of the subject by looking at it and not the paper. Deliberately use line thickness to indicate distance or perspective. Draw with the non-preferred hand. Draw without taking the media off the page.
What seems right or wrong, unbalanced or in harmony will change in accordance with historical and cultural perspectives, for example, the proportional differences between womenswear illustrations before the First World War and after. See Historical Perspective. Since proportion deals with relativity there must be a unit of measurement; this is usually the head. It is useful when discussing the length of figures in fashion drawing to relate to the proportion in these terms. Ordinarily adult figures range between seven to eight heads in length.
Draw in the eye and cheek, nose, mouth and ear. Render the hair and the hat . Erase all pencil guidelines. Figure • 4 Colour may be added in the required medium/ media adding detail to the hat band. The red lines are guides in plotting key positions of the face and head, the unbroken lines indicate the top of the head and the position of the base of the chin. Figure • 6 Any guideline may be used as long as its position is judged against any other before detailed work is begun. HAT POSITIONS 53 02 DRAWING FROM LIFE Drawing Heads - Gallery 54 02 DRAWING FROM LIFE Drawing Heads - Gallery 55 02 DRAWING FROM LIFE Drawing Heads - Gallery 56 02 DRAWING FROM LIFE Drawing Heads - Gallery 57 02 DRAWING FROM LIFE Proportion - Heads, Hands and Feet ¼ Baby ½ ¼ Child - 3 years old ½ ¼ Woman ½ ¼ Man ½ • The head is the unit of measurement and is compared, in size, to hands, feet and footwear.