Dynamic Figure Drawing
Dynamic Figure Drawing : Learn how to capture the shape and movement of the human body
Do you want to capture the beauty and movement of a model’s body in your figure drawings? Artist Shane Wolf has dedicated over ten years to exploring and experimenting with the art of figure drawing. In this course, he not only shares his techniques for improving your drawing skills, but also teaches you a fundamental aspect of figure drawing: how to connect with your model.
Discover Shane’s studio life, his expertise, and his philosophy on the art of depicting nudity. Learn some practical exercises to perfect your accuracy and technique. See Shane’s step-by-step process for filling your drawings with movement and learn to unravel the beauty and personality of your model in your figure drawings.
Begin the course by discovering the twists and turns of Shane’s journey towards becoming an artist. See why his biggest artistic influence is the models he works with and discover his methodology to create dynamic figure drawings.
See how to use and take care of your drawing material before learning about value ranges and experimenting with your pencils. See the difference between light value range and dark value range, and closely observe how light and shadows work together to give dimension to your drawings.
Next, do a powerful self-learning exercise that anyone can use to improve visual accuracy with Shane’s shape exercise. Then, learn how to accurately measure something in space.
It’s time to start working with your model! Learn how to welcome your model and get Shane’s tips on working together in harmony. Learn how to find a dynamic pose, and see some anatomy basics to help capture the dynamism of a figure. Develop your visual memory skills with a series of practical exercises, a skill which Shane considers essential for adding movement to your drawings.
Then, get started on your 4-hour dynamic figure drawing. Once you are finished, get Shane’s advice on how to protect your drawing, as well as creating a certificate of authenticity for it.
What is this course’s project?
Create a single dynamic figure drawing in graphite using a model as a reference.
Who is it for?
This course is ideal for beginner-level figure drawing artists, as well as more advanced artists who would like to add new techniques to their repertoire.
What you need
To take this course, previous experience in live model figure drawing is helpful, but not essential.
As for materials, you will need graphite pencils (2B, HB, 2H), sketch paper, Canson Mi-Teintes paper, a kneaded eraser, a pencil sharpener of some sort (lead pointer, handheld sharpener, exacto knife or sandpaper, etc), a drawing board, tape or clamps to hold your paper to the drawing board, tracing paper, a clock, something long and thin for measuring (ie thin knitting needle, thin paintbrush, bbq skewer, etc), and a ballpoint pen.
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