Artists have always been fascinated with portraying the nude: the beauty and nuances of the human figure are endlessly absorbing. This practical and inspirational book celebrates and continues that enduring and beautiful tradition by encouraging you to discover your own talent and style. Philip Tyler looks in detail at the key skills and themes, such as perception, proportion, composition, colour and facture, that the artist needs. He then investigates ideas and styles, and encourages you to interpret the nude so your paintings have those elusive qualities of vitality and relevance, which can turn a painting into a masterpiece.
Drawing and Painting the Nude by Philip Tyler
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About the author
Philip Tyler is a practising artist, who regularly teaches and whose work is sold by Northcote Gallery and Highgate Contemporary Art. He is passionate about painting the figure and has made over 24,000 studies from life. It is the knowledge and skills acquired from this experience that provides the basis of this book.
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