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Sketching People by Jeff Mellern

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CONTENTS

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“My hope is that by learning the essential principles of drawing you will be free to express your life through your art.”

—Jeff Mellem

Introduction

Chapter One

OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING

All drawing begins with careful observation. Whether you are looking at a subject’s contours, a person’s clothing, someone’s body language or studying anatomy, careful observation comes before drawing.

Chapter Two

GESTURE

Gesture is the first step in creating lifelike sketches. The observational skills you developed in the last chapter can be applied when you see an action you want to capture.

Chapter Three

BASIC FORMS

If you think of a drawing as a building ...

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