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The Anatomy of Style
The Anatomy of Style

The Anatomy of Style

Figure Drawing Techniques

ART

160 Pages, 8.5 x 10.75

Trade Paper, $30.95 (CA $41.95) (US $30.95)

Publication Date: March 2016

ISBN 9780957664982

Rights: US, CA & CAR

Korero Press (Mar 2016)

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Overview

Patrick J. Jones brings his unique teaching methods for drawing the human form to today's generation of artistsContinuing the legacy of such revered masters of figure drawing as Loomis, Hogarth, and Riley, is the highly regarded artist and teacher Patrick J. Jones. His fresh, innovative approach breaks the human body down into shapes and rhythms that can easily be committed to memory, demystifying the art of figure drawing in the process. Much more than a book on anatomy: this guide explains how to use knowledge of the human form to produce drawings with style and grace, using pastel, pencil, and charcoal techniques and tools. It features reproductions of the original anatomy sheets and figure drawings produced during Patrick's live lectures, and is packed full of insights from a modern master of anatomy. Offering plenty of practical instruction and insights for digital painters, this resource will also enhance the drawing and painting techniques of figurative artists, animators, and students at every level of experience.

Reviews

Artist's Choice Five Star Gold Award! —ImagineFX Magazine "Few art of anatomy books boast quite as much awe-inspiring style and originality as this one from fantasy artist and teacher, Patrick J Jones!" —ImagineFX Magazine "Patrick is a phenomenal artist . . . as well as a wonderful teacher." —Dan Dos Santos, Multi award-winning artist "Once in a rare while, an art instruction book comes along that can be appreciated by anyone, no matter if you want to learn to draw or not. Patrick Jones's fresh, innovative approach breaks the human body down into shapes and rhythms that can easily be committed to memory, demystifying the art of figure drawing in the process. Much more than an anatomy book, this guide explains how to use knowledge of the human form to produce drawings with style and grace, using pastel, pencil, and charcoal techniques and tools." —Bud Plant

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 Figures from Life.Foreword by Pat Wilshire Along with his wife Jeannie, American Pat Wilshire is the author of Visions of Never, a book on the art of the fantastic. As well as curating for museums and art galleries, he is also co-founder of IlluXCon, the yearly symposium for artists who work in the realms of imaginative realism.