"Figure Drawing Without A Model" (Hardcover) By RON TINER
This is very good figure drawing instruction.
The book has a spiral binding, which is a novelty, but the wired connection allows the book to sit flat on a table, or drape over a knee, and remain precisely on the page you need to study.
The author's strong suit is the abundance of illustrations, which include the different kinds of Figure Puppets. There are the stick figures, those made with Ovals, and those made Cylinders, and those made with Rectangles and so on, so that the student can explore the different styles of representing the figure in motion.
I expecially like the author's GESTURE illustrations, and the many figures showing animation of all kinds. The author also offers an abundance of illustrations for Hands & Arms, Legs & Feet, Head and Torso etc. However, it was a surprise to see that not only are there illustrations for rough sketches, the author also provides some illustrations for detailed human anatamy in terms of bone and muscle structue.
At the end, the author adds materal about illustrations in Graphic Narrative, which means to tell a story as would be found in a "comic".
Originally priced at $19.99, the book is worth it for the special binding. However, Amazon reduces the price to $14.99, which makes FIGURE DRAWING WITHOUT A MODEL a very good buy.
Author Ron Tiner is very recommendable and the unique format with the spiral binding is a big plus for students.