The Figure: Learn the classical approach to drawing the human form-step by step

By Nathan Rohlander
(Walter Foster Publishing, Paperback, 9781600582059, 32pp.)

Publication Date: January 2011

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This guide makes it easy for aspiring artists to learn the classical approach to drawing the figure. Beginning with a study of human anatomy, accomplished artist and instructor Nathan Rohlander guides readers through proportion, gesture drawing, posing the model, laying in proportions, building up values, adding details, and more. Step-by-step projects allow readers to practice as they learn. The book also features a section on troubleshooting and a number of famous works for extra encouragement and inspiration.

About the Author

Nathan Rohlander is a fine artist and instructor living in South Pasadena, CA, with his artist wife, Amy Runyen. He holds an MFA in drawing and painting from California State University, Long Beach, and a BFA in illustration with honors from Art Center College of Design.

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