Drawing from Observation: A Guide to Measuring

Mark Hill, Fine Artist

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16 Lessons (1h 33m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:53
    • 2. Pencil sharpening

      6:43
    • 3. Measuring Practices Pt. 1

      4:19
    • 4. Measuring Practices Pt.2

      9:29
    • 5. Bargue Book

      7:20
    • 6. Drawing Exercises

      4:44
    • 7. Shading examples

      2:51
    • 8. Shading Practice

      7:17
    • 9. Beginning Stages of Blocking In Pt

      5:53
    • 10. Beginning Stages of Blocking In Pt

      7:51
    • 11. Setting Up your Drawing

      2:31
    • 12. Bargue block in

      6:03
    • 13. Bargue block in 2

      5:57
    • 14. Bargue block in 3

      7:04
    • 15. Bargue block in 4

      7:04
    • 16. Bargue block in 5

      6:00

Project Description

In the class project I'll walk you through doing a sample Bargue Plate in which I talk about various methods of measuring. While not necessary to draw from the book, all of the methods discussed can be used for any type of drawing wether its a from a live model,photo,etc. This class is focused on learning how to measure accurately so that figuring out proportions get easier. 

While I can't reproduce images from the Bargue book itself, I have included two personal drawings that I've done that students can use to practice if they would like to. 

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