Movement & Form (The Youssef Drawing Syllabus, Volume 1)

Samantha Youssef


Movement & Form (The Youssef Drawing Syllabus, Volume 1)

Movement & Form (The Youssef Drawing Syllabus, Volume 1)

  • Title: Movement & Form (The Youssef Drawing Syllabus, Volume 1)
  • Author: Samantha Youssef
  • ISBN: 9780994836106
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Paperback



A comprehensive guide to gesture, movement, posing, and design, in figurative drawing Foreword by Aaron BlaiseeyoussefdrawingsyllabusBring movement, life, and believability to your drawings Samantha Youssef s Movement Form brings greater understanding of the gesture and body mechanics of a pose, and trains the artist to carry those qualities through in tA comprehensive guide to gesture, movement, posing, and design, in figurative drawing Foreword by Aaron BlaiseeyoussefdrawingsyllabusBring movement, life, and believability to your drawings Samantha Youssef s Movement Form brings greater understanding of the gesture and body mechanics of a pose, and trains the artist to carry those qualities through in the design and aesthetic of the figure in his or her drawings The Youssef Drawing Syllabus has been a successful program that has produced excellent results in professional and amateur artists alike around the world The concepts in Movement Form are explained in a clear and structured method that is easily understood and absorbed Drawing is a language The tools acquired in Movement Form give you mastery of the grammar and vocabulary of gesture drawing so that you are able to express the full range of your artistry in your workeyoussefdrawingsyllabus


Recent Comments "Movement & Form (The Youssef Drawing Syllabus, Volume 1)"

Samantha Youssef is a clear director in simple direction. Her book, Movement & Form, opens up a contemporary form of drawing that helps bring drawing to life. Some of her methodologies are familiar to those who've studied figure drawing and anatomy before, but she uses her dance background to give figures, well, movement and form.She first teaches general drawing techniques. How to place an artboard/easel, where to position yourself, and how to hold your pencil. Her style of holding a pencil [...]

Say goodbye to stiff, stilted 7-heads-tall figure drawings and gesture drawings that look like loose, stringy messes! In this book, Samantha Youssef lays out the approach to figure drawing she developed over years as a character animator at Disney and instructor to artists at studios such as BioWare and Ubisoft. The central concept is the Progressive Drawing Method, a step-by-step approach to figure drawing that takes you from 5 second gesture sketches to polished drawing completed over longer p [...]

This text holds an absolute incredible wealth of information, encouragement, and inspiration. Simply, a must have.

I graduated from art college and work in the illustration industry. I am also a figure drawing instructor at the college level. I own many instructional art books, Loomis, Bammes, Vilppu, Hale, among others. Nothing I have read compares to the lessons in this book. This is the best book on understanding how to approach figure drawing I have come across. There is a wealth of information and it is broken down in a clear and well thought out way. A must read for any artist, student or professional! [...]

I was holding back on writing a review so I could test the book concepts on a regular basis before making a judgment.As a mostly self-taught artist, it has been a struggle to learn things without immediate feedback and guidance. Figure drawing, in particular, has always been frustrating. I loved drawing portraits but anything beyond the shoulders tended to turn out stiff and elongated. I've tried many other figure drawing books, tutorials and videos in the past but with little improvement.That s [...]

Great book for anyone looking to start or improve their figure and character drawing. Well laid out and beautifully taught.


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