Life Drawing for Artists (Paperback)
Understanding Figure Drawing Through Poses, Postures, and Lighting
Rockport Publishers, 9781631598012, 176pp.
Publication Date: December 24, 2019
Author Chris Legaspi is a dedicated, life-long artist and admired instructor who is known for his dynamic figurative drawings and paintings, and as a successful illustrator in the entertainment industry. Whether you are an aspiring illustrator, art student, or a professional artist looking to develop your abilities, Life Drawing for Artists shows how to build your skills by combining fundamental building blocks, such as gesture lines, shape and design, structure, value control, and edge or line control.
You'll focus on different skills while working on both quick timed drawings and longer detailed drawings. The book covers important topics, such as drawing different views, understanding perspective, foreshortening strategies, and how to deal with various lighting conditions. The examples and tutorials explore virtually every pose scenario, as well as many active and dynamic movements.
Breathe drama into your figures as you master the fundamentals with this fresh approach to life drawing.
The For Artists series expertly guides and instructs artists at all skill levels who want to develop their classical drawing and painting skills and create realistic and representational art.
About the Author
Chris Legaspi is a dedicated, life-long artist who is known for his dynamic figurative drawings and paintings and as a successful illustrator in the entertainment industry. Along with his professional work, his articles and instructional content have been featured and published in the US and internationally in major art publications such as ImagineFX magazine, 3D Total, and Exposé.
Along with being a proven expert in his field with real-world experience, he is also passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience. Chris has taught at some of the top art schools in America, including Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood and the New Masters Academy. His design and drawing classes are some of the most popular and exciting classes offered. Along with his classroom experience, he has held workshops and lectured at the world-renowned Art Center College of Design, Concept Design Academy, and LucasArts in Singapore.
As a professional, his illustrations, drawings, and concept designs can be seen in blockbuster Hollywood movies, television shows, and video games. His most notable clients and projects include Warner Bros. Pictures, Disney, Marvel, The Simpsons, Netflix, and Namco Bandai Games.
This rare combination of professional experience and teaching skill is what makes Chris such a popular and admired educator in the field of realistic art and illustration. He is currently working on several books, articles, online courses, and teaching live workshops throughout Southeast Asia.