26 March 2021


BC Paperback

210x295 mm



240 pages

Search Press

Drawing People Using Grids

by Giovanni Civardi

If you have often struggled to draw portraits or moving people, from master artist Giovanni Civardi comes this highly visual beginners guide to drawing people using the traditional grid technique a method that makes the first stages of drawing simple and achievable.

Artist Giovanni Civardi shows you how to create an accurate pencil sketch of the subject by laying a grid over a photo or drawing and transferring the image to the drawing surface one square at a time.

Beginning with a summary of basic human anatomy and key drawing techniques, this book contains over 90 outlines of people in a range of ages, profiles and poses, with guidance on how to add shading and tonal effects to create more detailed finished drawings. Uses material fromĀ Drawing Using Grids: Portraits with Character andĀ Drawing Using Grids: Portraits of Babies & Children.

Book Contents

What is the grid method? 4

Portraits with character 6
Introduction 7, Anatomy 8, Features and proportions 10, Approaches to drawing 14, Portrait gallery 20

Portraits of babies & children 82
Introduction 83, Proportions and procedures 84, Portrait gallery 86

People in action 160
Introduction 161, Proportions, perspective and structure 162, Anatomy 164, Approaches to drawing static and dynamic figures 166, Sketching moving figures 174, People in action gallery 176

Finding inspiration 236

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