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Drawing and Painting the Clothed Figure

By Kathy Barker

ISBN: 9781861267757
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 2005
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 280x220 mm
INSIDE: 336 colour illustrations

The clothed figure is a fascinating subject for beginner and experienced artist alike. While the human body offers a physical and psychological point of interest, the clad figure gives even further scope with which to tell a story.

Working from the naked body through to the draped and attired model, this book focuses uniquely on the figure and cloth while addressing the practicalities of using various drawing and painting techniques to transfer what you see onto the two-dimensional surface.

Achieve correct proportion through measurement Increase knowledge of body form Draw the draped figure using line, tone and mixed media Use mark-making to describe fabric both in texture and in colour Paint clothes and figures using varied painting techniques Develop individual expression and visual language.

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