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Art of Drawing: Clothing on Figures

How to Draw Folds, Fabrics and Drapery. Art of Drawing

By (author) Giovanni Civardi
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Search Press Ltd, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Published: 15th Feb 2015
Dimensions: w 193mm h 296mm d 9mm
Weight: 310g
ISBN-10: 1782212302
ISBN-13: 9781782212300
Barcode No: 9781782212300
In figurative art, sketching the clothed figure requires a detailed study of the folds of the garment and the way in which fabrics sit in relation to the movement of the human body. In this book, Giovanni Civardi shares his expert advice on how to draw clothing on human figures exploring lighting, perspective and the composition of fabric on the human body. Train yourself to see not just the body, but what surrounds it by using the techniques of chiaroscuro and by observing the tonal characteristics of the fabric texture. This inspirational and easy-to-follow guide will suit beginners as well as more expert artists providing a comprehensive overview of the techniques including advice and suggestions for the practical aspects of drawing from life.

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July 2015

A new addition to the Art of Drawing Series from Search Press, Clothing on Figures, by experienced artist Giovanni Civardi, looks at the way fabric sits on the clothed body particularly when it moves. There's There's advice on lighting, perspective, composition, texture, as well as an understanding of the human body underneath the clothing. Although aimed at beginners, there's plenty here for anyone interested in this often overlooked subject. * Leisure Painter, The * June 2015

As you'd expect from Giovanni Civardi, there's a wealth of of detail and variety here and the opening section on folds in cloth is a revelation, showing you how to make the results organic and not geometric. From here, Giovanni moves on to demonstrate the ways in which clothes interact with the human form and his thorough understanding of anatomy provides a wealth of valuable insights. In just three drawings, for instance he will show you how a sleeve can appear quite differently depending on subtle changes in the way the arm hangs and how ti use tones to give volume to the cloth so the limb inside has substance and structure. Both male and female models appear and there is also a good variety of clothing, both formal and informal., making this a thorough and satisfying as well as approachable guide. * Artist, The *