Master the art of drawing the figureDrawing from life has been an important source of expression and satisfaction for artists through the ages. Robert Barrett, master fine artist, instructor and university professor, re-creates his studio class on the pages of this book. Inside, you'll find a complete introduction to life drawing. You'll learn not only how to accurately portray the figure, but also how to bring life and personality to your drawing subjects.Detailed lessons, including step-by-step demonstrations, cover the fundamentals of drawing and design. You'll learn:how to capture your subject's characterthe basics of figure anatomy, proportion and designhow to use light and shadow to create formhow to draw drapery and backgroundsBarrett shows you how to achieve superb figure drawings - clothed and unclothed, male and female - filled with beauty and depth of expression. Find out what artists have always known - magnificent art comes from the life all around you!