Art Models 6: The Female Figure in Shadow and Light
Live Model Books
Publication date: September 2011
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)
The human body has been a popular, yet difficult, subject for artists through the ages. Hone your skills with “Art Models 6,” a book focused on improving the execution of female figure drawings. Learn how to use and manipulate light through examples from 95 poses and 200 photos.
Whether trying a new technique, getting in some practice time, or working on a finished piece, this figure study enables artists to create their choice of model, pose, and view whenever and wherever they'd like. The latest addition to the series will help artists become proficient in incorporating chiaroscuro or light and dark lighting-a technique used by the great masters to produce drama and depth in their paintings-to define the human form. The book incorporates a new layout featuring two primary views per pose as well as a section of close-up faces. With the book, artists can study 95 poses in strong unidirectional lighting and observe the female form through more than 200 printed photos. Varieties of body types-ranging from thin to plus-size-and ethnicities are included. Poses have been carefully chosen to illustrate important effects such as foreshortening and perspective changes. With this guide, artists can achieve longer drawing sessions than they could when drawing from a model directly. A judicious amount of photo retouching is done-not to make the models more glamorous or plastic but to remove distractions that detract from the models' essence.