Contemporary Figurative Art
Lesson 1 Reference Pictures
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From Drawing to Painting the figure
Drawing the figure
SUMMARY OF LESSON 1
In our first lesson, we will draw the figure, first with pencil, then with charcoal. You will learn/review how to measure proportions and direction of the movement, as these are the basic but most important steps into figure drawing and painting.
I will show you my favorite way of capturing the figure on paper. Once You are comfortable with that technique, we will move on to loosening up with charcoal! The goal is, to put movement into your figure drawing. For those of you, who are more fluent in figure drawing, please see this part as an addition of your repertoire.
Sketch the figure from a photograph
Add movement to your figure
Sketch the figure and make it your own
LESSON 1 MATERIALS
Any drawing/charcoal paper, white and colored (I’m using
Strathmore 500 Series and Strathmore 400 Series, Pastel paper)
A piece of fat charcoal
A Kneadable and a regular white eraser
1 white sock
2 tennis balls
An art chamois or soft cotton rag
sharpener and medium sand paper
White soft pastel stick
You'll be able to watch the individual workshop lessons right here on my site with lifetime access,
but in addition you can download the lessons onto your computer/drive, then you can watch it without WIFI!