#1 Place for Craft Supplies, Art Supplies, Artist Materials and Kids Crafts

Life Drawing in Charcoal

by Dover

This unique guide offers a bold, innovative approach to drawing from life. Instead of teaching the traditional method of building up a drawing from lines, leaving mass and tone for later, noted art instructor Douglas R. Graves takes precisely the opposite tack. The student is encouraged to begin seeing and thinking in terms of tonal masses immediately. This approach enables students to draw quickly and accurately without the need for line drawing first. The author compares it to learning to paint with charcoal. Step-by-step demonstrations and over 200 of the author's own drawings offer inspiration and practical guidance in the technique. You'll learn how to see tonal quality, how to key a drawing, how to translate color into black and white, and learn valuable techniques for keeping the figure from looking stiff. Other topics include the role of alignment in achieving proper proportions, foreshortening, male and female figure distinctions, the use of modeling to achieveadded dimension, drawing the face, positioning the figure, and many other aspects of life drawing. Paperback, 176 pages.
ISBN 486282686 Dover

Share on Facebook Twitter Pinterest

Ask a question about Life Drawing in Charcoal Ask a question about this product

Life Drawing in Charcoal

by Dover

Average User Rating: Based on (1 Review)

5 1

Kevyn R. from Hot Springs, AR says:

This drawing method is perfect for lovers of charcoal, and especially if you want "realistic" drawings. This book has been around for some time but is still revolutionary in that it teaches you mass...[more]

[Read All Reviews] [Write a Review]

  Item# Image title
Manufacturer Number List Price
VIP Member
Club Price
Add to Favorites
Life Drawing in Charcoal Life Drawing in Charcoal Life Drawing in Charcoal 0486282686 $14.95 $13.45 10% Off $12.46 17% Off Email When In Stock

Click the to add item to your Favorites.

Please wait...
You May Also Like...

Constructive Anatomy

by Dover

Save hours of research

From $6.64

The Human Figure

by Dover

Reference classic

From $5.81

Kneaded Rubber Erasers

by Prismacolor

Perfect for chalk, charcoal, and pastels

From $0.59

How to get VIP Club Prices
Anyone can be a VIP Member with:
  • Additional savings on all products
  • Express order handling
  • Exclusive promotions
  • Priority customer service
Only $25/year

Learn More »

Ask a Question About Life Drawing in Charcoal

Your email will not be shared. We will only use your email address to respond to your question. When asking your question, please be as descriptive as possible, it will allow us to give you the most accurate answer possible.

Customer Product Reviews
Write a Review
Write a Review
Rated by: Kevyn R. in Hot Springs, AR
This drawing method is perfect for lovers of charcoal, and especially if you want "realistic" drawings. This book has been around for some time but is still revolutionary in that it teaches you mass drawing first leaving line for last. So you tend to get 3 dimensional results fast just using shading and deletion techniques, wiping away the charcoal, much like in sculpture. Such a fun book, I am glad Dover republished a larger edition. I might add also that the book is of highest quality and even has an index. A must have for life drawing fans!

Write a Product Review for Life Drawing in Charcoal

Add Your Review

Tell us what you think. We appreciate you taking the time to share your opinion with other artists and crafters. Please keep your review detailed and specific.

Product reviews are intended to be a resource for artists interested in product quality and use. MisterArt.com reserves the right not to post any product review or to remove any published product review at any time without notice. Published reviews must conform to MisterArt.com guidelines. Your review may be posted on this page within five to ten business days.

Tips on Writing Reviews
Rating Scale
  • (5-Star) Excellent
  • (4-Star) Good
  • (3-Star) Average
  • (2-Star) Fair
  • (1-Star) Poor
  • Give your perspective on how you used the product and why you liked or disliked it.
  • Keep your reviews short enough to hold the audience's attention.
  • Be honest and mindful of others when providing editorial commentary.
  • Include phone numbers, addresses, URLs, or HTML tags.
  • Write profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or spiteful comments.
  • Make defamatory comments.
Please wait...
Please wait...