Eddie Armer explains that life drawing is about learning to interpret the world visually through careful observation and freeing up the mind. He demonstrates various approaches to drawing from life and a range of techniques and disciplines. He begins by discussing pencil, ballpoint pen, wax crayons and charcoal as media. He then goes on to explain how to set up a model in a simple pose, and shows step by step how to produce a drawing in less than ten minutes. There are then a series of gesture drawings done in two minutes. There are chapters on line, the rhythm of line and tone and shading, scribble drawing, using charcoal and foreshortening, with exercises for the reader to try. There are four full step by step demonstrations, and finally there is advice on drawing faces, hands and feet.
Eddie Armer is an artist, musician and designer. His passion for life drawing began in 1970 when his art teacher advised him to attend Saturday morning life drawing worksops at Camberwell Art School. He later attended Croyden College of Art and Watford School of Art, after which he became a graphic designer. Eddie now devotes his time to his love of art and music, and teaches regular life drawing classes. Eddie set up the Tudely Art Group in 2002 and the Creative Cartel in 2005.
Author's excellent drawing and teaching skills * High level drawing book full of superb examples * Packed with expert practical advice and step by step demonstrations