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Anatomy Sketching Basics - Quick Sketching in 10, 5, 2, 1 Minutes

Anatomy Sketching Basics - Quick Sketching in 10, 5, 2, 1 Minutes

Sketching, or life drawing, is a good exercise to learn to reproduce the shapes and movements of the human figure on paper with quick gestures. This manual will teach you the basics of sketching and how to sketch a full figure in 10, 5, 2, or 1 minute. As the amount of detail you can reproduce changes depending on the time you have, you will learn what to give priority to.


Get to experience the thrill of creating quick dynamic sketches of people and characters, and learn tips from professional artists to turn them into lineart!



Chapter 1: Let's start sketching!

The basics of sketching people with or without clothes in 10, 5, 2, and 1 minutes


Chapter 2: 13 thing to keep in mind when you sketch people

8 tips to sketch the human body + 5 tips on the parts to draw


Chapter 3: Three different sketching methods

The technique of Minoru Hirota / The secrets of Kouzou Ueda / The skill of Takahiro Okada


Chapter 4: Creating art through sketching


    ■ by Atelier 21, edited by Tsubura Kadomaru

    ■ 257 x 190 mm / 168 pages

    ■ Published in November 2015

    ■ ISBN: 9784798611211

    ■ Japanese title: 人物クロッキーの基本 早描き10分・5分・2分・1分

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    Rights sold to Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, United States


    Kouzou Ueda, Takahiro Okada, and Minoru Hirota, who attended Tokyo University of the Arts in the same years, founded Atelier 21 in March 1999 to have a common workplace in which they could inspire each other. All of them have had their works showcased in numerous exhibitions over the past 30 years.


    Tsubura Kadomaru has always loved drawing and sketching, and in middle and high school was the head of the school's art club. She protected the club, that had become a manga study group and Gundam get-together, and its members, raising creators who now work in the game and anime industry. She studied oil painting in the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Tokyo University of the Arts at a time when film studies and contemporary art were thriving. She has authored, edited, and conceived dozens of drawing manuals.

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