If you’re not sure what I mean by Figure Drawing, you’re not alone. Most basic art tutorials neglect it. They teach you a step-by-step formula on how to draw a specific image. That kind of art instruction might be great to start, but it fails if it doesn’t teach you how to change the figure’s position, exaggerate the pose, or make it more your style.
Classic figure training teaches you a process to draw human figures of any body type, in any position, and light them from any angle. First, you learn how a body is made and how it moves. Then you learn how it is shaped, and how to shade it realistically without having to copy anything. This is an old skill, and a foundation that will allow you to draw and paint on a professional level for the rest of your life!
In this course, I will teach you the classic secrets of how to draw the human figure. I have packed it with lessons and laughs so you can enjoy the course, and have fun while learning serious drawing skills.
This course is approachable enough for beginners and detailed enough for advanced artists.
Total Runtime: 15 hours 30 minutes
You will be given unexpiring access to watch the videos online and also download them for offline viewing.
One of the most important concepts to drawing the figure. Gesture is the rhythm, motion, action, flow, and posture of the pose.
An effective tool for identifying and drawing the tilting, leaning, twisting, and foreshortening of the body.
Know the areas where the bone is at the surface. Landmarks are used to find forms and to measure proportion.
Give your drawings volume and perspective by using mannequinization to help invent poses from your imagination.
Create a representation of the body with boxes to help find its orientation and use it to visualize it as a 3D form.
Learn how to use Dr. Paul Richer’s scientific system of measuring an average person and apply it to your own work.
Use highlights, halftones, core shadows and more to make objects feel 3 dimensional. Identify specific elements of light and apply it to the form.
Develop a drawing schedule and stay motivated. Knowing how to actually draw this stuff helps with… well, drawing this stuff!
Premium videos are in-depth and cover a lot of information about each topic. These lessons are detailed and will guide you, as you learn to draw the human figure.
Most of us are visual learners (we’re artists!), so hearing it explained is not enough. We have to see it many times. Course members get access to a selection of example drawings and real-time demonstrations that help artists develop their skills.
The course includes a variety of exercises to help you learn about the information. After you’re done with the lesson, I will actually show you how to do the assignment so that you can check your work.
Students that follow along with new videos and submit assignments have a chance to be in critique videos. After critique videos are made, students can email me for private critiques.
What is the difference between Premium and free videos?
Premium videos are extended versions of free videos (about 3x longer on average). This includes additional examples of each lesson and critique videos. The free course is a total of 5 hours, whereas the premium course is 15 hours. High resolution versions of a few diagrams will also be in the Premium section, which you can download and print for your reference.
The videos are also downloadable, so you can watch them without internet access and transfer them to a tablet like an iPad. Going on vacation? Download them so you can watch them on the plane and in that cabin in the woods.
The series already started. Is it too late to join?
Is $89 a monthly fee?
Can I download the videos?
Can I send my drawings for critique?
Are there subtitles in my language?
Do I get access to all videos you make in the future?
Are the Premium videos censored?