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Drawing and Painting the Nude
Drawing and Painting the Nude

Drawing and Painting the Nude

A Course of 50 Lessons


192 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $39.95 (US $39.95) (CA $47.95)

Publication Date: May 2016

ISBN 9781785000478

Rights: US & CA

Crowood Press (May 2016)

Price: $39.95


A practical and inspirational guide to learning how to draw and paint the nude in 50 lessons

Artists have always been fascinated with portraying the nude: the beauty and nuances of the human figure are endlessly absorbing. This practical and inspirational book celebrates and continues that enduring and beautiful tradition by encouraging you to discover your own talent and style. Philip Tyler looks in detail at the key skills and themes, such as perception, proportion, composition, color, and facture, that the artist needs. He then investigates ideas and styles, and encourages you to interpret the nude so your paintings have those elusive qualities of vitality and relevance, which can turn a painting into a masterpiece.

Author Biography

Philip Tyler is a practicing artist, who regularly teaches and whose work is sold by Northcote Gallery and Highgate Contemporary Art. He is passionate about painting the figure and has made over 24,000 studies from life.