Figure: How To Draw & Paint The Figure With Impact || Sharon Pinkser

Here’s an approach to figure drawing that will please anyone who’s despairing of the rather anatomical approach taken by a lot of other books.

A quick flick through suggests that Sharon Pinsker’s background is more in illustration than fine art and her biographical details confirm this. The result is a loose, sometimes quite sketchy approach that nevertheless captures the essence of her subjects and hints at a lot more detail than it actually portrays. If you’re looking for a way to put figures in a painting of which they’re not the primary subject, there’s a lot here to set you on the way. However, if what you’re looking for is more detailed figure work, then you will be better looking elsewhere.

What you do get is a fresh and dynamic approach to a subject that a lot of manuals can make look like hard work.

David & Charles 2008

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