The Illustrator’s Figure Reference Manual by Anon. newly listed for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!Bloomsbury, 1988, Hardback in dust wrapper.
A Later Printing.
From the cover: When live models are unavailable or unaffordable, illustrators, visualizers and artists must look elsewhere for a suitable figure reference. Whether its a boxer taking a punch, a waitress carrying an overloaded tray or a chauffeur opening a car door, there will always come a time when you cant find a live reference for what you want to draw or paint.
The Illustrators Figure Reference Manual solves this problem with over 5,500 photographs of men and women in an exhaustive range of poses, clothed and unclothed. Modelled by professional actors and actresses, every pose is naturally and expressively represented. Loosely divided into basic poses and situation poses, the manual is the definitive visual dictionary of the human body in action and repose. From running, walking, standing, sitting and lying down to carrying, reaching, pushing, pulling, crouching and climbing stairs; from brushing teeth, shaking hands, taking dictation to ballroom dancing, golfers swinging, musicians playing; from classic cheesecake poses, policemen saluting to knitting and sewing, the Illustrators Figure Reference Manual has an instantly accessible image to satisfy every need.
Each pose is photographed from up to 24 different angles, angles which remain constant throughout the book, not only enabling illustrators to find precisely the pose and figure they want, but also permitting them to combine figures to produce groups, all from a compatible angle. A simple indexing system ensures that the right shots can be found in a matter of seconds.
For professional illustrators, amateur artists, indeed anyone who needs an instant figure reference, the Illustrators Figure Reference Manual will be an indispensable aid to every kind of figure drawing.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a nick to the top corner of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 12″ x 9″.
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