Figure Drawing - Comprehensive Guide to Expressive Life Drawing

Arleesha Yetzer, Watercolor Illustrator & YouTube Artist

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9 Lessons (1h 8m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:36
    • 2. Materials - What You'll Need & What I Like

      5:12
    • 3. General Proportions

      5:33
    • 4. Simplfied Construction

      7:38
    • 5. Gesture

      4:14
    • 6. Foreshortening: Two Useful Techniques

      12:43
    • 7. Shading and Accents

      3:46
    • 8. Class Project: part 1

      14:33
    • 9. Class Project: part 2

      13:34
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Project Description

Reference images are from https://line-of-action.com/ It's a fantastic website where you can even create "virtual" figure drawing sessions with customizable pose lengths and model preferences. 

Mini-projects: 

- Proportions Break Down: Sketch out the male and female form using the "heads" measurement system 

- Gesture Practice: Let's see some flowing forms! Don't worry about details - just get the movement in there. 

- Perspective Practice: Take some time to understand how objects appear differently when in one-point perspective. 

Class Project 

- Let's do a full figure drawing together! You can either draw along with me using the same reference image, or choose something of your own! You can reference a website, a book, or even an actual person sitting around with you. 

RESOURCES

Here are the materials and resources I used for this class. 

- Pentel Aquash Water Brush (I added diluted ink): http://amzn.to/2hbtdrm
- Recommended sketching pencils: http://amzn.to/2Cw8FFS
- Canson Mixed Media Sketchbook: http://amzn.to/2EzL3hz
- Strathmore "Sketch" Sketchbook (2 pack): http://amzn.to/2Cbc2OW
- Strathmore Toned Tan Sketchbook: http://amzn.to/2Ce49sh
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens: http://amzn.to/2ADkppK
- KUM pencil sharpener: http://amzn.to/2Cb2Wlh

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