Steve Huston is one of the greatest American living painters.
He graduated at Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design, and then worked as a freelance illustrator for major entertainment companies such as Paramount Pictures and Universal studios, until the age of 27.
When Steve Huston became a university professor, he had the opportunity to confront and learn from the greatest living American painters who worked at his institute. Thus, in his free time from work, he continued his studies.
The interesting thing is that while Huston was teaching, he was learning and creating his current teaching method, which is now famous in the art world.
His method is so effective that he can easily teach complex notions even to those who have just discovered that they want to become artist.
Steve Huston: “Karen”, Charcoal, 2001
Steve Huston’s “Figure Drawing For Artists: Making Every Mark Count”
“Figure drawing for Artists” is a very unique book. There are a lot of manuals on drawing, but this is truly efficient and this is the only thing that counts when to learn how to draw.
The book is structured so that the level of difficulty increases from chapter to chapter. The synthesis of the body structure that Steve Huston has created is so great that it can be used for both a realistic and stylized style. In this way, this book is a reference point for painters, designers, and concept artists. The chapters of the book deal with the structure of the body, the study of light, the gestures of movements, and the explanation of his incredible personal technique.
192 pages of knowledge enclosed in a collection of studies, observations, and methods that are fundamental to possess.
The importance of Steve Huston‘s book in the training of an art student is fundamental. Unlike the heavy anatomy lessons given by professors, Steve Huston‘s lessons are clear, essential, and above all efficient.
At the end of the reading, you will be able to synthesize a body in any position. With his method, you will also be able to make professional studies, and you will discover that what you have learned can easily be applied to painting.