Figure Drawing — by Peter Jenny

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Visual thinking and using one's imagination are skills that are often neglected in today's world. With author Peter Jenny's help, readers will learn to perceive their environment in a new way and will soon follow his lead, discovering the joy of drawing.  

Figure Drawing, the third in Peter Jenny's highly successful series of small primers on drawing, encourages readers not only to pick up a pen and start drawing, but challenges you to see the surrounding world with fresh eyes.

With 90 B/W illustrations, Figure Drawing focuses on the archetypal presentation of the human figure. Perfect for budding artists, Figure Drawing both encourages and challenges the reader to get drawing, whether it is a new hobby or a long-term passion. Showing the world in a new way, it inspires visual thinking along with a fresh perspective on the everyday surroundings of the reader.

Each book in the "Learning to See" series begins with a short introduction by Jenny and is followed by twenty-two easy exercises with each book focusing on a different aspect. In addition to Figure Drawing, The Artist's Eye teaches the reader to discover art in everyday objects and Drawing Techniques takes actions such as gesticulating, touching, feeling, doodling, and moving as the starting points for putting pen to paper.

Challenge yourself, use your imagination, discover the joy of discovery and the joy of drawing with Figure Drawing by Peter Jenny.


  • Condition: New
  • Format: Paperback
  • Published: April 12, 2012
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
  • ISBN-10: 1616890495
  • ISBN-13: 9781616890490
  • Pages: 188
  • Dimensions: 4.2" in. H x .80"in. D x 6" in. W
  • Rating:★★★★ (See FAQs)


Peter Jenny is professor emeritus and chair of visual design at the famous ETH Zurich in Switzerland.