Friday, December 27, 2013

Using a Figure Drawing Book as Inspiration

This model is posing for a photo session in an artist's studio. She takes her inspiration for the pose from a figure drawing book. It looks like it is Andrew Loomis' Figure Drawing for All It's Worth.

The open page in the first photo looks like page 194, which illustrates distributed weight in a figure.

The nearest page in the second photo looks like a combination of 2 illustrations, page 102 and 106, which illustrate twisting and turning of the figure.

Andrew Loomis was born in 1892. After school he moved to Chicago, and worked in editorial and advertising for most of the top clients at the time including Kellogg's, Coca Cola, Lucky Strike and more. He published Fun With A Pencil in 1939 and his hugely influential Figure Drawing for All It's Worth in 1943.

Figure Drawing for All It's Worth 2011 edition

Figure Drawing for All It's Worth (How to draw and paint) 1971 edition

Fun With A Pencil

Friday, December 13, 2013

1824 Anatomy

From an 1824 Anatomy book.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Frauke Lauterbach

Frauke Lauterbach by Hermann Schieberth

Atelier Edith Glogau - Frauke Lauterbach im Badekostüm

Portrait of Frauke Lauterbach by Lazlo Willinger

German actress Frauke Lauterbach is an actress, known for Fortsetzung folgt (1938), Silhouetten (1936) and Der Mann, der nicht nein sagen kann (1938). - IMDb

The top photo is for sale on Ebay.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Johann Daniel Preissler

Male Proportions

Female Proportions, Studies of the nose, lips and chin
 Studies of a female torso, studies of a male torso

 Males figures

Preissler was a painter and engraver born in 1666 in Nuremberg. He painted mainly portraits and biblical scenes and is now probably best known for his work about life drawing titled, Die durch Theorie erfundene Practic, oder Gründlich-verfasste Reguln (The theory invented by practice, or Multiple-authored Rules). More about him at this post: How to Draw People - Johann Daniel Preissler.

The illustrations here are hand colored and they are for sale on Ebay.

Die Durch Theorie Erfundene Practic, Oder Gründlich Verfasste Reguln, Deren Man Sich Als Einer Anleitung Zu Berühmter Künstlere Zeichen-werken Bestens ... Erster [-vierter] Theil... (German Edition)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

1807 Copper Engravings by Charles Normand

Apollo Sauroctonos, Left  and Eros, Right

David, Left  and Antique Sculpture, Right

Engravings of sculptures by Charles-Pierre-Joseph Normand, French architect, engineer, and engraver (1765-1840) Oxford Reference

The prints are for sale on ebay.

Engravings of Paintings: Adam and Eve by Jean-Jacques le Barbier, Adam and Eve by Carlo Cignani, Adam and Eve by Josepin all in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Prints engraved by Charles Pierre Joseph Normand at

1807 Copper Engraving Apollo Sauroctonos - Original Copper Engraving

1807 Copper Engraving Ancient Greek Statue Paros Greece - Original Copper Engraving

1807 Copper Engraving Eros - Original Copper Engraving

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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