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Dynamic Figure Drawing: The Body

with David Finch

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In this DVD, David Finch reveals his step-by-step process for drawing the human body. He starts with simple tube form shapes, and then covers the placement of muscle throughout both the male and female bodies. David demonstrates how to pose a simple tube form effectively, allowing you to block-in and draw a figure in perspective and in a variety of poses. He discusses balance, posture and presentation, emphasizing line weight and lighting. Finally, David puts everything together and draws fully realized bodies with a variety of intricate poses, and a variety of proportions and details. This constructive drawing process teaches you to draw convincing human bodies without the need for tracing or using reference. Instructor for this title: David Finch

  • Drawing without Reference
  • Block Shapes for Easy Posing and Perspective
  • Muscle Tone and Proportions
  • Balance, Posture and Gesture
  • Male and Female Differences
  • Line Weights
  • Muscle Tone and Proportions
  • Complete and Detailed Figures from Start to Finish
  1. Introduction/Basic Structural Breakdown for the Body
  2. Drawing Posed Figures Based on Basic Structure
  3. Balance
  4. Drawing Figures in Perspective
  5. Blocking in Basic Anatomical Shapes
  6. Blocking in Basic Female Anatomical Shapes
  7. Breaking Down Line Weights
  8. Lighting a Basic Body
  9. Putting it all Together for a Completed Drawing
  10. Drawing the Female Body
  11. Adjusting Proportions and Detail for Different Body Types
  • Product Code: DFI04
  • ISBN: 1-59762-816-6
  • UPC: 805366017484
  • Duration: 177 minutes
  • Formats: DVD-VIDEO

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  • All Regions
  • Widescreen

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David Finch

Comic Book Illustrator

David Finch began his comic book career at the age of 22 at Top Cow Productions, part of Image Comics. There he created Ascension and Aphrodite IX, both of which were top sellers in the business, with Aphrodite IX debuting as the number one comic book in the industry. In 2001 he made the move to Marvel comics where his catalog of work included Call of Duty, Ultimate X-Men, Avengers Disassembled and The New Avengers. His run on Moon Knight skyrocketed this title into the main Marvel universe and landed him a top-five book which sold more than five times the title's previous release. David then turned his attention to working with Lost, Heroes and Smallville executive producer, Jeph Loeb, on Marvel’s smash hit Ultimatum. 2010 saw another major change in David’s career as his made the transition from Marvel Comics to DC Comics and the Warner Brothers banner. His artwork will be featured on the covers for the upcoming follow up to Darkest Night, entitled Brightest Day. In addition to his comic career, David has also worked in video games, music and film.