Iuri Lioi is a Production Designer currently working at Skydance Animation. Is best known for the work on How to Train your Dragon feature trilogy, at Dreamworks Animation.
This book contains a curated collection of 200 gouache paintings developed over the course of one year by Iuri Lioi. It represents a snapshot in Lioi's artistic exploration of gouache as medium for the study of the human figure.
Figure drawing has been a life-long passion for Lioi. For years he focused his studies in understanding anatomy and body structure using the habitual tools, such as pencil and charcoal. Looking for an artistic challenge, Lioi introduced gouache to his practice in 2014. By replacing his traditional medium with then-unfamiliar gouache, Lioi was inspired to rethink the way he analyzed and represented the human figure.
A few years and thousands of gouache studies later, the experience continues to be an exciting artistic challenge, which Lioi is committed to improving upon one sketch at a time.