Fabulous Figures Book by Jane Davenport
You’ll love Jane Davenport’s Fabulous Figures Book with a fun, and amazingly easy technique for drawing figures….
“Start with a heart shape . . . and end with a beautiful finished piece of art!
For aspiring artists, drawing people can be intimidating—but it doesn’t have to be. Over years working as a fashion illustrator, Jane Davenport devised her own method of creating in-proportion figures. Her clever core technique involves using equal-size hearts to build the body’s structure. And Jane’s results have been astounding: her students go from “I can’t draw a stick figure” to producing gorgeous, well-proportioned illustrations. After laying out the basics, her imaginative guide walks you through working with different mediums; drawing the head, face, clothing, hair, and features; and constructing figures inspired by fashion, fantasy, life drawing, and more.”
Start the Art—with Hearts
Drawing and painting the female figure has never been so easy—or so much fun! In Fabulous Figures, best-selling author and mixed-media artist Jane Davenport shares her unique approach to drawing beautiful, well-proportioned figures. Starting with simple hearts, Jane shows how to trace, twist, and turn them to create an infinite variety of lovely ladies.
Fun-loving Techniques for Creating Fantastical Females
Master the Basics
Jane Davenport walks you through the essential techniques for drawing and painting fanciful and fashionable females. She shows you how to draw the ‘standard’ figure in proportion, then mix things up to create any shape figure you can imagine.
In the Details
Learn Jane’s tips and tricks for drawing elegant arms, legs, necks, and more. Create striking facial features at any size. Style your girls and dress them up!
Once you can draw a convincing figure, use that as a jumping-off point to create your own whimsical and wonderful characters. Jane provides plenty of ideas and inspiration to let your imagination soar.
Check out all the fun features and techniques!
- Handy tool chart to test your art materials
- Traceable heart templates in a variety of sizes
- Creating free-flowing figures by drawing with water
- Drawing the figure on the move and profiles
- Creating small faces with big impact
- Drawing stylish and fanciful hair
- Dressing your figures in fabulous outfits
- Shading and painting convincing skin tones
Techniques You’ll Use Again and Again
Even small faces can have a big impact on your figure drawings!
From simple and chic to over the top, the sky’s the limit when it comes to hairdos.
Stretch and squeeze the basic hearts to create ‘fashionized,’ ‘juicy,’ and ‘whimsical’ figures.
Let It Flow
‘Paint’ with water, add a little ink, and watch those figures come to life!
Mixed-Media Collage Techniques
Learn how to take the fabulous figures you create and incorporate them into stunning collages and art journal pages.
Punch out the multi-sized heart templates and trace around them to create proportional figures. Stow them in the handy envelope!
Peel and stick the full-color stickers featuring Jane’s original artwork and inspiring ‘Jane-isms’ to decorate your art journals and more.
About Jane Davenport
Jane Davenport is an internationally recognised artist, best-selling author and the creative director for her extensive collection of Art supplies.
Jane started her creative career as a fashion illustrator and the evidence of her Parisian training lingers in her elongated figures. Davenport’s whimsical, imaginative work has since been featured in a diverse array of media including major motion pictures.
As an online teacher, in her own online Art School, exhibition appearances and her Escape Artist Retreats, Davenport has enabled tens of thousands of creative people from all around the world to embrace their innate artistic selves and accelerate their progression.