Saturday, October 3, 2009

Willy Pogany's Drawing Lessons



Willy Pogany published his book Drawing Lessons in 1946. He was a very successful illustrator of advertising and magazine covers.

How to draw hands.
How to draw feet.











How to draw male proportions, Male proportion chart. The figure divided into eight parts.

How to draw female proportions, Female proportion chart.

How to draw negative space.











Figure Studies

Figure study.











Palmolive Ad

Coppertone spoof.











Link to a page with many more examples of his commercial work.




THE TALE OF LOHENGRIN KNIGHT OF THE SWAN with illustrations by Willy Pogany.

The Tale of Lohengrin: Knight of the Swan (based on Richard Wagner's Lohengrin) with illustrations by Willy Pogany.

The book on the web at the Internet Archive.


Link to a page with examples of his book illustrations.


Willy Pogány Rediscovered


The Art of Drawing








Drawing Lessons

Willy Pogany's Drawing Lessons


The Art of Drawing: Revised and Enlarged Edition, Including Sketches and Studies

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam The First and Fourth Renderings in English Verse with illustrations by Willy Pogany.

RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM. THE FOURTH RENDERING IN ENGLISH VERSE WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY WILLY POGANY

Running Away with Nebby illustrated by Willy Pogany

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: With Illustrations by Willy Pogany

Willy Pogany's Water-Color Lessons, Including Gouache

The Songs of Bilitis The Songs of Bilitis






He was also a Hollywood Art Director and Set Designer.
Art Director:
  1. Make a Wish (1937)
  2. Dames (1934)
  3. Wonder Bar (1934)
  4. Fashions of 1934 (1934)
    ... aka Fashions (USA: TV title)
  5. The Mummy (1932) (uncredited)
    ... aka Cagliostro
    ... aka Im-Ho-Tep
    ... aka King of the Dead
  6. Palmy Days (1931) (settings)
Art Department:
  1. Flirtation (1934) (set designer)
  2. The Unholy Garden (1931) (sets)

  3. The Devil Dancer (1927) (set designer)
 


For other posts on human proportions, click here.

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