Friday, August 12, 2022

Figure Quarterly **ADULTS ONLY!**

These educational figure drawing / photography / sculpture / painting magazines from the 50's are full of lovely information-- that is, if you can tear your eyes away from that beautiful Betty Brosmer cover for a few minutes! And yes, there are many other attractive photo features throughout as well (see end of post for a strappy sandaled sample), --and yes, you might even learn a thing or two about drawing from Jefferson Machamer's insanely wonderful "The Model in Cartoons" article... but yeah, umm, what the Hell was I talking about again?


Brian Barnes said...

There's a Rob Liefeld joke in here, somewhere!

I'm pretty sure they did an erase/cut-n-paste job on the groin section of all the models in this one. In the 50s you could get away with T&A but anything else would get you thrown in jail in order to help get an anti-porn crusader elected to office.

I always loved these 3 step drawing simulations. Draw a stick figure! Draw around the stick figure! Finish! There! No other training needed!

I like this guys art -- it's weirdly angular. It has a kind of alien feel to it, something I can't quite put my finger on. It's like an uncanny valley.

Mr. Cavin said...

"Therefore the figure is drawn first in the nude..."

Ha ha, but just the good bits! Those pesky feet need no foundation, apparently. Neat article from a mag I know very little about.