Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Muscles of Hercules

From a korean blog: meisterts

Engravings from Raccolta di Statue Antiche e Moderne 

STATVA D’ERCOLE NEL PALAZZO FARNESE CELEBRATISSIMA OPERA DI GLICONE ATENIESE

LA MEDESIMA STATVA DELL’ERCOLE IN ALTRA VEDVTA

The book has the feature of combining multiple views of some famous statues, here is the Farnese Hercules.

More from the book at this post:
Raccolta di Statue Antiche e Moderne


  

From Brad Parker's Blog, Engraving by Hendrik Goltzius of the Farnese Hercules, another view of the Farnese Hercules.


  
R. Sayers print 1762, Richard Dalton engraving, The "Accademia Clementina," Bologna, with a Nude Being Positioned by the Drawing Master, the "Farnese Hercules" beyond by Giampietro Zanotti Italian, Bologna, 1739.

One copy of the Sayer Hercules Print is for sale on Ebay Click here to see it for sale on Ebay


 

This Vincenzo Camuccini drawing is for sale on Ebay Click here to see it for sale on Ebay


Figure 1, 2. The Farnese Hercules 3. The Torso Belvedere 4. The Borghese Gladiator 5. The Dying Gladiator 6. The Pallas from Velletri 7. Cupid and Psyche 8. Venus crouching in the bath 9. Statue of Adonis 10. Statue of Dionysus, in Paris 11. Statue of Bacchus, in Dresden 12. Statue of Cincinnatus in Paris 13. Boy extracting a thorn from his foot, in Rome

This plate from Johann Georg Heck drawing is for sale on Ebay Click here to see it for sale on Ebay



The Farnese Hercules, A Statue of Hercules with the Inscription Hercules Victor, c.1592 Giclee Poster Print by Hendrik Goltius, 12x16The Farnese Hercules, A Statue of Hercules with the Inscription Hercules Victor, c.1592 Giclee Poster Print by Hendrik Goltius, 12x16

The Farnese Hercules, Roman Copy after a Greek Original by Lisippus, 3rd Century Framed Art Poster Print, 24x32The Farnese Hercules, Roman Copy after a Greek Original by Lisippus, 3rd Century Framed Art Poster Print, 24x32

The Farnese Gallery (Princeton monograph in art and archaeology)

Hendrik Goltzius, 1558-1617: Engravings and chiaroscuro woodcuts (Catalogue)

Museo di pittura e scultura, ossia raccolta dei principali quadri, statue e bassirilievi delle gallerie pubbliche e private d'Europa / disegnati ed incisi sull'acciaio. Con le notizie descrittive, critiche e storiche di Duchesne Primogenito.

Fencing School

 


 





Fencing School from Bibliodyssey.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Pencil Drawing for Fun

Pencil Drawing for Fun was a pulp drawing instruction book published in 1952 by Fawcett Books.  The company was started in 1919 by Wilford Hamilton Fawcett (Wikipedia article). The book was edited by Larry Eisinger, who edited a bunch of Fawcett's books.

The book combined drawing lesson from various sources including Andre Loomis' Fun with a Pencil and Figure Drawing for All It's Worth

Pencil Drawing for Fun

How to draw - and have fun with a pencil and pen (Fawcett books;no.396)

 
How to draw heads using the divided ball and plane.

 
How to draw hands using the relationships between the knuckles.

 


 
How to draw the figure, notice how the finished drawing makes the figure more slender and elongated following the convention of the 1950s.

 
How to use perspective when drawing the figure and how to use foreshortening when drawing the figure.

Pencil Drawing for Fun at Abebooks.com.

Books by Andrew Loomis:

Fun WIth a Pencil  Figure Drawing for All It's Worth  Figure Drawing for All It's Worth (Walter Foster Art Instruction Series, 191 - Figure Drawing)

Fun With a Pencil

Figure Drawing for All It's Worth

Figure Drawing for All It's Worth (Walter Foster Art Instruction Series, 191 - Figure Drawing)

50 results for Figure Drawing for all It's Worth at Amazon.com

 Figure Drawing for All It's Worth at Abebooks.com.











Dibujo de Cabeza y Manos (Spanish Edition)

FIGURE DRAWING FOR ALL ITS WORTH: JAPANESE LANGUAGE EDITION








Related e-book
A Guide to Better Figure Drawing by Cecile Hardy
Line of Action - Drawing from the Model - Creatively
Clothing the Figure Drawing
The Glamour Girl
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