The Block In Course

Lessons
26 Lessons
Skill Level
All Skill Levels
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104K
Duration
9h 4m

Description

It's time to push the accuracy of your portraits to the next level. The Block In Course will teach you the key techniques and principles you need to know to succeed in portrait drawing. 

Why the Block In Course might be for you...

Are you looking to improve your drawing skills and learn how to create more accurate and confident portrait drawings?

The block in is said to be the most important stage of a drawing. In this course, you'll learn how to use the block in stage to create accurate and lifelike portrait drawings, with a focus on values, structure, and technique.

Through a series of easy-to-follow lessons and exercises, you'll learn how to measure the proportions of your subject, how to block in the basic shapes and values, and how to refine your drawing to bring out the true impression of your subject.

Whether you're a beginner looking to improve your drawing skills or an experienced artist looking to take your portrait drawing to the next level, The Block In Course has something for you. Join the course now and start learning the powerful techniques of the block in method today!


Course Structure

  • 6 Portrait-Studies
  • To each 4 lessons, short and easy to follow
  • Packed with animations and visual graphics for the best learning experience
  • Designed as a "draw-along with the teacher" course


The Block In Course is split up into 3 distinct sections:

1. The visual style. This approach to blocking in focuses on the light and shadow shapes and is a very efficient way to gain a foothold in your drawing.

2. The structural style. This approach will show you how to truly understand the 3D form of the human head. Very important if we want our drawings to look and feel real.

3. The hybrid style is a synthesis of the visual and structural styles. It is a combination of the best parts of the first two styles presented in the BIC.


The Visual Style

The dichotomy of shadow and light defines the visual approach.

These shapes then become powerful tools of comparison as we continue to refine the accuracy of the block in through further measurements and triangulation.

The Structural Style

Structure is about form. This style of block in is designed to help us transcend the 2 dimensional plane of the paper we are drawing on- from the very beginning.

This style will teach you how to carve out a simplified linear wireframe that represents the basic proportions of the model.

The Hybrid Style

The quick integration of a value together with the big structural forms is a hallmark of this hybrid style of block in.

Having established this you now have two different criteria you can use to assess your drawing for accuracy. The physical structure of the model and the naive comparison of the light shape in relation to your model.


So what are you actually waiting for?

Let's be real for a minute- of course you want to get better at blocking in your portraits.

You have heard over and over from teachers that your drawing won't get any better than the block in allows.

This course is my answer to that need- it will give you the concepts you need in a format that guarantees that you also get the PRACTICE you need to get better.

What you will learn

1How to block in using the visual style.
This approach to blocking in focuses on the light and shadow shapes and is a very efficient way to gain a foothold in your drawing.
2How to block in using the structural style.
This approach will show you how to truly understand the 3D form of the human head. Very important if we want our drawings to look and feel real.
3How to block in using the hybrid style.
The hybrid style is a synthesis of the visual and structural styles. It is a combination of the best parts of the first two styles presented in the BIC.

Premium Benefits

Exclusive Content
Only premium students get to watch the majority of instruction contained in this course. Little to no free content is provided.
Assignments
A variety of exercises to help you practice what you've learned. After you do the assignments, you can post them in the community for feedback and see what other students are posting.
Assignment Demonstrations
The instructor includes demonstrations that show how to do an assignment or how to use the information taught in the lessons. Most of us are visual learners (we’re artists!), so hearing it explained is not enough. We have to see it many times.
Step by Step Process
Watch step by step video demos from start to finish with educational commentary from the instructor. Most of us are visual learners (we’re artists!), so reading about it or hearing it explained is not enough. We have to see it!
Download Photos
Save photos directly to your phone, tablet, or PC for offline personal use.
Money Back Guarantee
We offer no-questions-asked refunds within 30 days of your purchase. Our goal has always been to create a happy, thriving community. If you are not thrilled with the product, then we have no interest in forcing you to keep it.

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