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.