Life Drawing: How To Portray the Figure with Accuracy and Expression

Life Drawing: How To Portray the Figure with Accuracy and Expression

by Robert Barrett

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Master the art of drawing the figure.

Drawing from life has been an important source of expression and satisfaction for artists through the ages. Robert Barrett, master fine artist, instructor and university professor, re-creates his studio class on the pages of this book. Inside, you'll find a complete introduction to life drawing. You'll learn not only how to accurately portray the figure, but also how to bring life and personality to your drawing subjects.

Detailed lessons, including step-by-step demonstrations, cover the fundamentals of drawing and design. You'll learn:

  • How to capture your subject's character.
  • The basics of figure anatomy, proportion and design.
  • How to use light and shadow to create form.
  • How to draw drapery and backgrounds.

Barrett shows you how to achieve superb figure drawings--clothed and unclothed, male and female--filled with beauty and depth of expression. Find out what artists have always known--magnificent art comes from the life all around you!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440325229
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/12/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Painter, muralist and illustrator Robert Barrett is a professor of visual arts at Brigham Young University. He has exhibited in many art shows around the world and received multiple awards for his work both locally and nationally. His work has been featured in the magazines International Artist, Southwest Art, The Artist's Magazine, American Artist, Communication Arts and Print. Visit his website at

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