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Figures from Life
Figures from Life

Figures from Life

Drawing with Style


160 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Trade Paper, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $39.95)

Publication Date: October 2018

ISBN 9780993337468

Rights: US, CA & CAR

Korero Press (Oct 2018)

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In a companion volume to The Anatomy of Style, Patrick J. Jones shares more of his unique techniques and philosophy

The book is an in-depth exploration of life drawing—covering gesture, short and long poses, foreshortening and contrapposto, and more—and delves into its more challenging aspects: such as measuring with rhythm, drawing with feeling, and developing a style. Packed with step-by-step, all-new drawing demonstrations and insightful commentary, the book also includes Patrick's most recent anatomy and drawing study sheets, which feature essential notation, style tips, and at-a-glance memory clues. This re-creation of the artist's successful live drawing workshops will enable both beginning and advanced artists to rapidly accelerate their skills and learn to draw with ease and confdence.


"There's a strong sense of authority surrounding Figures from Life: Drawing with Style. The fact that art legend Julie Bell has written the book's foreword should tell you all you need to know about Patrick's talents as an artist. And if that doesn't, the expertise and passion for art that oozes out of the other 159 pages certainly will!" —Creative Bloq "An in-depth exploration of life drawing by a contemporary master artist and teacher—covering gesture, short and long poses, foreshortening and contrapposto, and more…" —Bud Plant "If you want to improve your anatomy and drawing skills, then this is a useful book. It covers such topics as photographic distortion and which bones come closest to the skin and how they interplay with the muscles." —SF Crows Nest "Packed with step-by-step, all-new drawing demonstrations and insightful commentary." —Wolfbait

Author Biography

Patrick J. Jones is an award-winning sci-fi and fantasy artist and teacher. His work is collected and published worldwide, and his client list includes such companies as Disney, Lucasfilm and Roc books. Patrick grew up in the city of Belfast, Northern Ireland, during the violent 30-year conflict known as "the Troubles". Influenced by artists Boris Vallejo and Frank Frazetta, he spent his days in the sanctuary of rooftops, drawing and dreaming of becoming a fantasy artist, to the din of street riots below. Patrick later spent two years in the merchant navy, after which he moved to London and worked as an illustrator for 15 years before travelling the world once more. Today, Patrick is settled in Brisbane, Australia, where he lives with his wife Cathy and their two scruffy dogs. When he's not painting, he teaches art at two universities in the city. He is the author of several books, including Oil Painting Masterclass.Foreword by Julie Bell A former nationally ranked competitive bodybuilder, artist Julie Bell is acclaimed throughout the fantasy art world. She first broke into the field with her illustrations for X-Men and has since become one of the foremost fantasy illustrators with her heroic depictions of the human figure and wild creatures in otherworldly settings.