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The female body is one of the most popular artistic subjects. And in this book, drawing expert Russell Iredell teaches you how to approach drawing the female figure in pencil, with tips on adding touches with charcoal and pastel. In "Female Figures," youAEll learn how to take into account proportion, perspective, and shading as you learn to draw the female form in various poses. In addition to the basics, you will learn advanced techniques, such as how to incorporate a basic knowledge of muscular and skeletal structures to make your drawings come to life. This reference is a must-have for anyone wishing to render the beautiful female form."
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More than 85 years ago, Walter Foster--a well-known artist, instructor, and collector--began producing art instruction books from his home in Laguna Beach, CA. He originally wrote, illustrated, printed, bound, packaged, shipped, and distributed them himself. Although Walter passed away in 1981 at the age of 90, his legacy continues in a growing product line. Born in Oklahoma and raised in Boston, Fritz Willis studied art at Noble and Greenough Preparatory School and later attended Vesper-George Art Academy. During his career, Fritz won many awards for his artistic accomplishments. During the last years of his life, he taught art classes. Born in 1910 on an Oklahoma farm, Earl MacPherson studied art at the Chouinard School of Art in Los Angeles after graduating high school. In 1941, MacPherson painted a pin-up illustration for the Shaw-Barton Calendar Company, which marked his entrance into the lucrative field of pin-up art. His book, Pin Up Art: How to Draw and Paint Beautiful Girls, was published by Walter Foster in 1954. MacPherson passed away in 1993. Claretta White studied theater and dancing, and thus enjoyed rendering the pageantry of dance, its colorful costumes, motion, and action on canvas.

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