Draw People Every Day || Kagan McLeod

The subtitle, short lessons in portrait and figure drawing using ink and color, sums this up perfectly. Whether it appeals to you will depend on whether you like the author’s loose, yet rather blocky style. Even if it’s not entirely for you, there’s no denying the sheer variety of types, shapes, poses and situations illustrated.

As the subtitle hints, this isn’t so much a book to read or work through as one to dip into for ideas and inspiration. Maybe you’ll want a reference for a seated figure, or to practise dynamic movement or the fall of clothing. If it’s hair you’re getting stuck on, you’ll like long, short, straight or curled here. There’s plenty of advice, too, on composition and mark-making and this is a very comprehensive guide that’s fun and really rather refreshing.

The author’s style isn’t, as it happens, particularly to my taste, but I still like the book a lot.

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  1. #1 by A Helper on July 18, 2019 - 3:06 pm

    It always says: “Click the picture to view on Amazon” but there’s never a picture. What browser do you test this site in?

    • #2 by henry on September 25, 2019 - 10:27 am

      If you’re having trouble, you may need to turn off content blocking for this site. The exact method will depend on the browser you’re using – in Firefox, click the shield at the left hand end of the address bar.

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