Library Journal 2014
This guide is aimed primarily at beginners, but it nonetheless covers thoroughly and in-depth the process of representing the human form two-dimensionally on paper. Dozens of exercises featuring simple, illustration-style drawings with minimal text are offered, with most figures nude and drawn by the author from life in a classroom setting. Civardi also includes a short section on clothed figures. He discusses perception, anatomy, proportion, composition, how to represent movement, and various techniques. VERDICT While there is nothing revolutionary here, beginning and intermediate artists in need of review may find this guide helpful.