Whether trying a new technique, getting in some practice time, or working on a finished piece, this figure study enables artists to work when and where they want with their choice of model and pose. This book in 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 close-up faces. With the book, artists can study 95 poses in strong unidirectional lighting and observe the female form through more than 200 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. Each photo may be zoomed in on specific body parts to achieve a higher level of detail.
This ebook does not have the full 360-degree views of every pose. If you would like all the views of all the poses, please see the Companion Disk or print book with disk.
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I'm an amateur photographer and artist, and I have perused many reference resources like this, and this series is the best I have seen, especially for the price. The images are excellent quality and can be zoomed in on for greater detail. Additionally, what I really appreciate about this book is the models are good quality, in good shape with good skin tone, but they also look natural in their poses. On top of that there are some excellent poses in here- a very nice blend of classical and original. I have already been inspired by several of them and have based artwork on them. In my opinion this is one of the best values I have ever encountered.