The Figure: The Classic Approach to Drawing and Construction, by Reed, Walt
- ISBN: 9780891340973 | 0891340971
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 11/1/1984
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A best-seller for three decades, this extraordinary book shows beginning and experienced artists how to reduce complex figures into a variety of easy-to-draw shapes.Walt Reed's classic, proven instruction has been refined and tested through years of use in the classroom. The principles he stresses uniquely illuminate the art of drawing the human form. Readers will find step-by-step techniques and methods for mastering the construction and proportions of all figure types. They'll learn how the body is put together and how each part funtions as part of the whole through a variety of activities.Also included are detailed anatomy studies examining bone and muscle structure, plus special instructions for drawing the head, hands and feet.Walt Reed based this book on the teaching methods developed by the faculty of the Famous Artist School, where he taught for 15 years. He attended Pratt Institute and the New York-Phoenix School of Design, beginning his art career as Art Director of CARE in New York.