Artists have always been fascinated with portraying the nude: the beauty and nuances of the human figure are endlessly absorbing.
This practical and inspirational book celebrates and continues that enduring and beautiful tradition by encouraging you to discover your own talent and style.
Phil Tyler looks in detail at the key skills and themes, such as perception, proportion, composition, colour and facture, that the artist needs. He then investigates ideas and styles, and encourages you to interpret the nude so your paintings have those elusive qualities of vitality and relevance, which can turn a painting into a masterpiece.
Published in October 2015, this indispensible book in paperback has 192 pages, packed full of 320 colour images illustrating exercises and lessons with easy to follow text.
This book is essential reading for both novices and art graduates
Phil Tyler is a practising artist, who teaches at Brighton University and whose work is regularly shown in London and the South East. He is passionate about painting the figure and has made over 24,000 studies from life. It is the knowledge and skills acquired from this experience that provides the basis of this book.
We have pursuaded Phil Tyler to be at the Zimmer Stewart Gallery on 5 December from 11.00am to 14.00pm to sign copies of his book.
We will have several of the illustrations from the book on show and for sale. See above next to each page layout.
For this event Phil Tyler has also prepared some limited edition figure study screenprints, which will also be available on the day and then at the gallery, while stocks last.