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James  McMullan,  Artist  &  Illustrator  |  Writing  |  High-Focus  Drawing  Book  ©

High-Focus Drawing

 

James  McMullan,  one  of  America’s  most  celebrated  illustrators,  has  created  an  exciting  new  approach  to  figure  drawing.  Using  his  experience  as  an  artist  and  a  teacher,  McMullan  lucidly  presents  his  new  strategy,  High-Focus  Drawing,  demonstrating  his  method  with  examples  from  master  works  as  well  as  from  student  art.  High-Focus  Drawing  is  a  melding  of  memory,  common  sense,  heightened  awareness  of  our  own  bodies,  and  curiosity  to  find  what  is  unique  in  the  model.

 

In  contrast  to  a  mechanistic  approach,  where  the  artist  isolates  portions  of  the  body,  High-Focus  Drawing  asks  the  student  to  take  in  the  entire  figure  at  once,  resulting  in  a  drawing  that  embodies  a  strong  sense  of  immediacy  and  energy.  This approach produces lively, seamless figure drawings without construction lines.  For  students  and  artists  at  any  level  who  are  interested  in  exploring  the  possibilities  of  figure  drawing,  this  book  provides  both  guidance  and  inspiration.

James  McMullan,  Artist  &  Illustrator  |  Writing  |  High-Focus  Drawing  Book  ©