Friday, December 28, 2007

Elements of Drawing

I found this old folder with two portfolios of figure drawings by Swiss Artist Edward Stiefel. He was active at the beginning of the twentieth century and was one of a number of artists who contributed to a series of portfolios about learning to draw published by Stehli Brothers.

This one includes first a section on figure drawing. Each page generally has a seated or standing figure illustrated along with another drawing which shows in red lines the kind of connections an artist sees when proportioning a figure.

The second section is a series of drawings of details of the figure, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, arms legs, hands feet.

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