Jack Faragasso: Mastering Drawing the Human Figure From Life, Memory, Imagination

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    Jack Faragasso: Mastering Drawing the Human Figure From Life, Memory, Imagination

    I had this book recommended to me by a member whom I deeply respect, but when looking online at some reviews they seem to be a little mixed but mostly on the bad side.

    I am interested in learning more about the Reilly method (specifically it's abstractions of the head) and figure drawing in general, and wanted to know people's opinions on the book. I am a little tight on cash at the moment, so don't want to be spending money unnecessarily. Feel free to look at my sketchbook for my current level and tell me if you feel it will aid me--at the moment I am not taking any art courses (still finishing up high school) so am looking for more direction with my art.

    Somebody out there has to have this book, so if you do, please leave a comment! Thanks in advance guys.

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    I have every reilly method book there is. Doug Higgins book is a better choice and most of it is free online, on his site. The faragasso book is pretty dense and hard to use without a planes of the head model which will set you back a hundred bucks alone.

    Last edited by dpaint; May 22nd, 2011 at 04:54 PM. Reason: Reilly Method, Planes of the head
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    Faragasso's (unfortunately out-of-print) painting book is much better than his drawing book. If you're not already familiar with basic Reilly drawing concepts, I'd second dpaint and say start with Doug Higgins.


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