Figure It Out: A thin book on Figure Drawing - Second Edition



In stock



Umakanth Thumrugoti is a drawing instructor at The Art Students League in NYC. This is his self-published art instruction book profusely illustrated with his own masterful figure drawings from live models. Whether you are an artist or merely a fan of figure drawing or life drawing, you will be impressed by this book.

From the publisher:

"Figure It Out", the second edition, with hundreds of new drawings, is a short guide to some practical points on life drawing. It presents basic tools crucial to capturing dynamic gesture and the essence of the pose. Whether it's a one-minute pose or a 20-minute pose, an artist needs to understand proportions, anatomy and lighting to capture the rhythm of the gesture and the construction of the body. These ideas are illustrated here in a straightforward manner. This handy guide is profusely illustrated with numerous examples done during life drawing sessions. The text is clear, concise, and practical. "Figure It Out" is an excellent reference to have at your elbow anytime you are drawing the human figure.

About the artist:

Umakanth Thumrugoti is an artist, writer and filmmaker who started his career at Walt Disney Feature Animation – working on films such as Lion King, Pocahontas, Fantasia 2000, Treasure Planet, Chicken Little and Bolt among others. While at Disney, he worked in various capacities – Technical Director, Lighting Supervisor, Sequence Supervisor, Visual Development Artist and finally as a Co-Art Director.


Umakanth Thumrugoti

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine



Publishing Information

POV Matters

Physical Description

11 inches
8.5 inches
192 pages
black & white illustrations throughout
color wraps