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Spiral Bound

Published: 16 January 2019

256 Pages

8-1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9780190601546

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Bookseller Code (04)

Life Drawing

A Sketch and Textbook

Margaret Lazzari, Dona Schlesier, and Douglas Schlesier

  • Covers the basics of anatomy and drawing the human figure
  • Contains special chapters on accurately depicting clothing; life drawing for animation and story-telling; rendering lifelike animals; and applying life-drawing skills beyond the fine arts
  • A wide variety of examples-including reproductions of art by the authors, students, other drawing instructors, and historical masters (Western and non-Western)-offer a comprehensive look at various works in figure drawing
  • "FYI" boxes and "Critical Analysis" pages encourage students to research works of others, thoroughly evaluate their ideas and their drawings, and constructively criticize their own work and that of their peers
  • Printed on sketch-book quality paper with durable covers and open-flat ring binding for ease of use
  • Supported by a free and open-access Companion Website at, featuring how-to videos that illustrate key techniques taught in the text

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