An introduction to figure drawing techniques and concepts, with an emphasis on representational drawing and expression. Projects help students build confidence in creating spatial illusions on a 2-dimentional surface and develop their creative voice. Work from live models, photographs and memory.
Course begins by building fundamental drawing skills: composition, light/shadow, line contour, volume, perspective, gesture and proportion. Working from a live model in sitting, standing and reclining poses, students understand basic anatomy — bone structure, muscle mass, proportion – and techniques for capturing this knowledge through drawing. By the end of this course, students learn to communicate mood, emotion and thought through line, gesture and image.