Beginner Figure Drawing Fundamentals - Gesture and Construction

JW Learning, Drawing the Body, Head and Hands

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16 Lessons (1h 36m)
    • 1. Lesson 1 Trailer

      0:37
    • 2. Introduction

      2:45
    • 3. Construction

      4:22
    • 4. Basic Forms

      4:36
    • 5. The Body as An Idea

      4:48
    • 6. Gesture

      5:13
    • 7. Positioning

      5:56
    • 8. The Fundamental Action Line

      4:26
    • 9. Overlapping

      1:37
    • 10. The Connection Line

      1:45
    • 11. Demonstration 1 - Basic Head

      4:40
    • 12. Demonstration 2 - Basic Arm

      2:47
    • 13. Demonstration 3 - Basic Leg

      1:44
    • 14. Demonstration 4 - Overlapping Arm

      1:39
    • 15. Timed Exercise Session

      24:21
    • 16. Timed Exercise Demonstration

      24:27
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Project Description

Once you've completed the lecture and demonstration part of the video, do the timed exercise session. Start with warms up of the Basic Forms for 10-15 mins, then complete the 25 min timed posed session.  Only focus on parts of the figure at this stage, but feel free to try the whole body also if you want to challenge yourself. Follow along with the second demonstration session if you wish. It's recommended you try the timed session a few times using the different methods outlined in the lecture.  Transcript of the lecture is attached.

• Basic warm ups
• 25 min timed exercise
• Follow along with the second demonstration
• Repetition recommended
• Proceed to the followup lessons:

Figure Drawing Series:
Lesson 1 - Gesture and Construction
Lesson 2 - Dynamic Forms
Lesson 3 - Construction of the Body Parts
Lesson 4 - Proportions  

Head Drawing Series:
Lesson 5 - Constructing the Head Part 1
Lesson 6 - Constructing the Head Part 2

 

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