How to Draw People
The Sculptor and Art Student's Guide to the Proportions of the Human Form
Famous but very rare treatise on classical figures after the work of the greek sculptor Polycletus. This is an English translation of the German by Johann Gottfried Shadow, the sculptor of the Brandenburg Gate. $19.00
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A Guide to Better Figure Drawing Learn to draw figures like they did in the fifties. Lots of examples tips, and tricks. Ways to make the figure more dynamic, how to draw pinups and glamour girls. $5.95
The Art Student's Guide to the Bones and Muscles of the Human Body and Lessons on Foreshortening Johann Gottfried Shadow's first book for art students, very clear studies of bones and muscles derived from the work of Albinus, plus plates on normal and ideal proportion of the human figure and plates on the foreshortening of the head from various views. $14.95 Now available as a printed book at Amazon.com.
The School of Raphael or The Student's Guide to Expression in Historical Painting.This book was the published to demonstrate the range of human expression, 248 pages, with 200 illustrations. $14.95
The Human Head The Anatomy, Expressions, Features, Proportions and Positions of the Head and Face. In the mid nineteenth century Prof. Louis Bail was the pre-eminent advocate for teaching drawing in the schools and established a famous system of Drawing Charts to facilitate the adoption of drawing in all schools through out the country, 134 pages, 64 plates.$12.95
The Art Student's Guide to External Anatomy New Edition with improved scans and an expanded introduction - Anatomical Drawings for Art Students, Painter and Sculptors in full color, 82 pages with 27 plates and 23 additional illustrations plus 12 additional ink drawings of bones and muscles. $14.95 Now available as a printed book, please visit Lulu.com Look for it soon at Amazon.com
Life Drawing - Croquis de Pierre Lissac 68 pages with illustrations on every page. $4.95 Now available as a printed book, please visit Lulu.com
Modelling This book, published in 1922 shows with clear text and excellent illustrations how to sculpt the human figure. It incorporates a knowledge of anatomy and of the techniques and tools of the sculptor. 157 illustrations including 38 photographs of work in progress. $5.95
A Treatise on Muscular ActionThis 1794 book demonstrates with 30 intricate and beautiful plates the advantage of exercise. For illustrators and artists interested in action figures and animation the plates provide inspiration. $14.95
Elements of Drawing - Drawing From the Life 2 hard to find portfolios of techniques and methods of drawing the human figure by Professor Edward Stiefel of Switzerland. The Human Body and Parts of The Human Body. $3.95
Figure Drawing By Richard G. Hatton This is an unusually complete book on drawing the figure from the beginning of the last century. In his time he was one of the most prolific authorities on the art of drawing. Other books he pubished included "Figure Composition," "Design," and "Perspective for Art Students."$4.95
Anatomical Atlas Six Hundred and Thirty Six Figures in beautifully detailed engravings. Bones and Ligaments, Dermoid and Muscular Systems, Organs of Digestion and Generation, Organs of Respiration and Circulation, and The Nervous System and Senses. $4.95
Hieroglyphic or Greek Method of Life Drawing Included are essays on how to draw plus examples but the main feature is many photographs of a young model from the beginning of the Twentieth Century in multiple useful poses. $7.95
Anatomical Engravings Selections from two early works about human anatomy. These two volumes, one by Eustachius and one by Bernardino Genga formed the basis for the modern study of anatomy. $3.95
The Figure in Repose Illustrations and examples from a drawing manual about figure drawing. $3.95
The Figure in Action A companion manual to The Figure in Repose. $3.95
Elements of Figure Drawing Another one from the technical drawing series includes examples of methods and models. $3.95
A Guide to Figure Drawing Basic guide to figure drawing. $3.95
Anatomical Diagrams For the Use of Art Students 3 color diagrams of anatomy with labels. $3.95
Kopf-ZeichnenAnatomy, Bones, Muscles and Features of the Head, and how to draw them. $3.95
Figure Drawing for Children Published in 1893. This book is addressed to the young artist but because the author takes care to completely address the process of drawing the young figure it is of interest to any artist beginning to draw figures. $3.95
Figure Drawings by Tom Richardson Drawings from life drawing sessions. $1.95
How to Draw the Human Figure - Figure Drawings by Grace A. Young Drawings from figure drawing classes. $4.95 Now available as a printed book at Lulu.com and at Amazon.com
Figure Drawings in Color Colorful drawings from life drawing classes. $4.95 Now available as a printed book at Lulu.com
Korperschulung An early twentieth century work on exercise. $1.95
Korperschulung Neue Folge An early twentieth century work on exercise - second volume. $1.95
How to Draw Cartoons
Drawing Made Easy Lessons on Expression and Emotion plus Cartooning and Comic Drawing $4.95
The Manuel Rosenberg Course in Newspaper Art Examples of caricatures, animal cartoons, small comics and becoming a cartoonist $3.95
How to Draw - Instruction in the Art of Illustration Section on Cartoons and Editorial Cartoon examples. $3.95
From Costume design and illustration By Ethel Traphagen
There are some books which may help the ambitious student in the life
class to observe and impress on the mind fundamental facts which it is
believed most life-class teachers will agree in thinking extremely useful.
Among these are Dunlop's Anatomical Diagrams, Figure Drawing by
Hatton, Anatomy in Art by J. S. Hartley, Richter, Marshall or Duval, and
Drawing the Human Figure by J. H. Vanderpoel. If the student is studying without an instructor, Practical Drawing, by Lutz, will be found helpful.
ETHEL H. TRAPHAGEN. -
NEW YORK. 1918.
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The Art Student's Guide to the Proportions of the Human Form
The Art Student's Guide to the Bones and Muscles of the Human Body: and Lessons on Foreshortening
Gerard Audran's The Proportions of the Human Body
The Art Student's Guide to External Anatomy
The School of Raphael: The Student's Guide to Expression in Historical Painting
The Human Head: A Correct Delineation of the Anatomy, Expressions, Features, Proportions and Positions of the Head and Face
How to Draw the Human Figure: The Drawings of Grace Young
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How to Paint
A Victorian Sketchbook by an Unknown Artist drawn and painted from 1892 through 1898.
Figure Painting in Water Colours
by Contemporary British Artists, 24 Colored Plates And a Foreword.
Frank Brangwyn, Edmund Dulac, Sir William Orpen, John S. Sargent, and others. $4.95
Lessons in Figure Painting in Water Colors
16 Pages of Description 16 Colored Plates And an Introduction.
Each lesson consists of a written description of the colors used and their manner and order of application plus two color plates showing the painting in two stages of completion. $3.95
A Course of Sepia Painting
32 Pages of Description 24 Plates - 4 pages of Advertisements - And an Introduction.$3.95
A Course of Painting in Neutral Tint
32 Pages of Description 24 Plates - 4 pages of Advertisements - And an Introduction.$3.95
A Course of Water Colour Painting
36 Pages of Description 24 Plates - 4 pages of Advertisements - And an Introduction.$3.95
A Treatise on Landscape Painting in Water Colours
116 Pages - 4 pages of Advertisements - 32 Outline Drawings - 24 Studies of Light and Shade - 16 Full Color Watercolor Illustrations. $3.95
The Theory and Practice of Color
53 Pages - plus 3 Illustrations and 9 color charts which were hand painted paint chips in the original, and are reproduced in brilliant color in this digital version. $3.95
Beautiful engravings and prints about the tools and methods of water color painting. Vincent Van Gogh and artists of his time studied this book. $4.95
Rendering in Water Color Another from the series that produced The Figure in Action and Repose. This one gives easy to understand information about water-color painting along with a lot of examples. $3.95
How to Draw and Paint Basic instruction in drawing and painting, anatomy, portraits, figures, animals, perspective, design. $3.95
Learn to Draw
Drawing Made Easy A complete course in drawing for the young artist and student. Each lesson builds on the preceding one in a way that makes it fun to learn to draw. $4.95
The Manuel Rosenberg Course in Newspaper Art Published as a practical introduction to newspaper illustration and using actual drawings by the author, this book remains an entertaining and useful demonstration of the way an artist can capture the imagination and the attention of an audience. Anyone working in publishing whether in print or on the web will enjoy this ebook. $3.95
How to Draw - Instruction in the Art of Illustration Full page examples of figure drawing and illustration. $3.95
How Harry Cook Learned to Draw A student's free hand drawing journal. Plus examples from the book he studied from. Fascinating to see how drawing was taught a hundred years ago. $4.95
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An Elementary Course in Free Hand Geometrical Drawing This could very well have been a resource for the previous book's drawing lessons. It shows drawing conventions as they relate to geometrical forms. $1.95
One of my favorites. Lots of tips on drawing, figures, perspective, composition, geometry, pen and ink methods, charcoal drawing and more. $3.95
Learn How to Draw Perspective
Traite de Perspective a l'usage des ArtistesThis is the most complete, one of the most influential and without a doubt the most beautiful book on perspective ever published. Published in 1750, it was the standard text book on perspective for 18th century.$14.95 now available as a printed book at Lulu.com
International Library of Technology - PerspectiveThis ebook consists of three lesson in perspective drawing. Parallel Perspective, Angular Perspective, Pictorial Perspective. $3.95
An Introduction to Perspective Drawing and Painting A basic introduction to drawing in perspective. $3.95
Practical Drawing An unusually complete book on drawing, figures, perspective, composition, geometry, pen and ink methods, charcoal drawing and more. $3.95
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