Book Review: Drawing the Head and Figure

Book Review: Drawing the Head and Figure

Here's a great figure drawing book for beginners. The author/artist Jack Hamm has packed the 120 pages with over 3000 illustrations and loads of drawing tips.

What I like particularly about this book is the plentiful use of anatomical landmarks and proportion guides. In demonstrating the height of a man as eight heads, he literally filled the man with eight heads. There are helpful grids for finding features and checking proportionals.

Every subject is accompanied by plenty of examples in different variations, making this book also like a style book. All parts of the body are covered, including a bit on clothing and hair. The instructions are concise and easy to understand.

I've read some reviews complaining about the book being outdated. Well, the only thing outdated here is the hair style but even so, the techniques taught to draw hair is applicable to modern hairstyles as well. Figure drawing itself is a timeless.

This is a very good quick-start guide to figure drawing. It's very affordable and well worth the money.

4.5 stars out of 5.

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Thank you for doing all these

Thank you for doing all these reviews! It has helped me tremendously to decide which books to get as I am just learning to draw figures, and this one sounds just like what I need.
Thank you again :-)

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