15 August, 2015

{{Book Review}} Freehand Figure Drawing for Illustrators {Draw the Human Figure Anywhere, Anytime}

For today’s in-demand comic creators, animators, video game artists, concept designers, and more, being able to quickly draw the human figure in a variety of action-packed poses is a requirement. But what do you do if you don’t have models or photographic reference readily available? In Freehand Figure Drawing for Illustrators, artist and instructor David H. Ross provides an alternative solution, showing you how to master freehand figure drawing without visual reference by using a modern twist on the classic technique of blocking out the human figure in mannequin form. Step-by-step lessons guide illustrators from basic poses (standing, running, jumping) to extreme motions (throwing punches, high kicking). For on-the-go artists, Freehand Figure Drawing for Illustrators allows you complete freedom to bring your figures to life at any time. 

*My Review*
My 11(almost 12 yr old) daughter LOVES drawing, and has been trying to master drawing people. She's pretty good so far, and I thought this book would help further her creativity. I wasn't really sure what to expect from this book, but I knew I wanted to get it for her because her bday is in October. 
I had PLANNED on waiting until her bday to give it to her, but she was in the room with me when I opened it and saw it, so I went ahead and gave it to her. We flipped through it together and both loved it at first glance, and then when she sat down to look at it in depth she realized that while it's a nice book, it's not what she was really looking for. She'll use it and can learn from it...she's not that excited about it. 

It's packed full of awesome pages and step-by step info. 

I especially loved how there are anatomy labels for the ear, hand, foot, a full skeleton, and major muscles. He described in step-by-step detail how to draw a head, hand, and foot.

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