Monday, March 2, 2009

Charles X. Carlson - Pencil Drawing, Charcoal Drawing and Art Anatomy




Charles X. Carlson was a prolific artist and author of art instruction books in the 1940s. Here's a link to a portrait on a blog by his nephew. He was a founder of the Octoraro Art Association. Another link to a Chester County, Pa. post about Charles X. Carlson.
The original book at Amazon.com A Simplified Art Anatomy of the Human Figure: The Essentials of Anatomy for Students and Proffessionals with over 350 Drawings, and the Dover reprint Art Anatomy Simplified.



Pencil, Ink and Charcoal Drawing This Dover book combines 3 of the books.

Here are some samples from two of them.















The Simplified Essentials of Charcoal Drawing















Some covers of other books.



The Direct Technique Water Color Painting: Facts, Methods and Tricks Illustrated and Simplified



Simplified Pocket Art Anatomy


Simplified ink, pen and brush drawing (His art instruction series)












Constructive Animal Drawing

Charles X. Carlson books on Ebay.









Figure Drawing for All It's Worth (How to draw and paint)


Charcoal Nudes (Gateways Fine Art Series)












Art Anatomy SimplifiedArt Anatomy Simplified

Related books:

Simplified anatomy of the human figure;: A guide to drawing for students and artists,

Simplified Anatomy for the Comic Book Artist: How to Draw the New Streamlined Look of Action-Adventure Comics!
Simplified Anatomy for the Comic Book Artist: How to Draw the New Streamlined Look of Action-Adventure Comics!

3 comments:

  1. Good article. I am a huge fan of charcoal art (for lack of talent in colors). Let me know what you think of my work here: http://www.itutorblog.com/2011/04/charcoal-and-pastels-a-peek-into-my-sketchbook/

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  2. nice... good article
    this is my blog, http://horadoangelus.blogspot.com/

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  3. Charcoal is used much the same way as a pencil. It’s a tool for drawing, shading and blending, but there is something psychologically different about using charcoal.

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