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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About This Class

This figure drawing introduction course will go over the first two steps of building the figure - Gesture and Construction. In this lesson we'll cover not only why we use these two concepts, but also how to use them in designing our figures. 

Stock images courtesy of:
Fae Stock
Senshi Stock

Continue learning with the follow up 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