Throughout the history of art, figure drawing has been regarded as the very foundation of an artist's education and the center of the art-making process. Bill Buchman's Expressive Figure Drawing presents the classic fundamentals of this genre, but with a distinctly contemporary twist--celebrating freedom, expressiveness, and creativity. This unique method incorporates more than 30 essential exercises, empowering you to draw the figure dramatically and with confidence, no matter your current level of skill. Filled with step-by-step demonstrations, inspiring images, and insightful text revealing a wide range of techniques and concepts, this book presents new ways to think about the figure and use your materials to free the artist within.
About the Author
Bill Buchman, an accomplished artist and innovative teacher, gives workshops around the country on both figure drawing and creativity and has made popular educational DVDs on both subjects. His wide background includes studies with two of America's foremost art educators--Fletcher Martin and Victor D'Amico. Buchman lived and worked in Europe for twenty years and has exhibited his work in Denmark, Sweden, England, and the United States (where he now resides). His website is www.billbuchman.com.