Book Description: Capturing the human form using only the basic drawing implements of pen, pencil, or crayon and paper, is something every artist will attempt at some point in a career-often with a marked lack of success. Here Michael Woods provides a framework which, if followed, will start the reader on the right path. His approach, as he says, is "about the real stuff of drawing-looking, thinking, and making marks." It is an approach which pays most attention to a way of thinking, not merely to knowing a set of notable parts.
Beginning with guidelines to follow when dealing with human models, the book progresses to an assessment of the figure as a whole, emphasising the importance of proportion, lighting and anatomical detail. A complete chapter is devoted to the advantages and disadvantages of drawing the nude and the techniques involved. There is a full glossary of terms.
Michael Woods is Director of Art at Charterhouse Scool where he has taught for many years. Educated at the Norwich School of Art and the Slade School of Art, he is an established painter and has exhibited widely throughout Great Britain.