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Learn to Draw the Neck, Shoulders and Arms - With Photos and Illustrations

Learn to Draw the Neck, Shoulders and Arms - With Photos and Illustrations

The area of the neck and the shoulders is especially difficult to understand. This book contains over 600 photos where you can see the upper body in a variety of different poses, together with explanations on how to use them as references when drawing.


Many photos are from angles that are difficult to find references for, such as from below and above, and we have selected poses that are useful for manga and illustrations.


Perfect for those who can draw faces but find it hard to connect the head to the rest of the body!



Chapter 1: Understanding the neck and the shoulders
Chapter 2: Moving the head
Chapter 3: Extending the arms
Chapter 4: Flexing the elbows
Chapter 5: Impressive poses exposing the sides
Chapter 6: Action poses with twisting


    ■ supervised by Kunio Itoi

    ■ 257 x 190 mm / 160 pages

    ■ Published in January 2021

    ■ ISBN: 9784798624020

    ■ Japanese title: 写真と図解でよくわかる 首・肩・腕の描き方

    Buy on Amazon Japan


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


    Kunio Itoi graduated from Musashino Art University. He taught drawing full-time for many years at the Chiyoda Professional School of Engineering and Art while at the same time creating his own paintings, and now teaches in professional schools, cultural centers, and organizes pencil sketching events. He still contributes art to many projects and has authored sketching books. He is the executive director of the Japan Modern Naive Art Society and a member of the Japan Artists Association.

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