Drawing the Clothed Figure (Live Class)

Join NMA master draftsman Glenn Vilppu for an 8-week interactive Live Class, as he draws from figure models and historical examples of clothed figures. You will learn how to capture the performance, emotion, and weighting of the pose. Gaining knowledge of the seven major folds, approaches for using drapery to push the gesture of the pose and show the form beneath, as well as how different fabrics behave. This Live Class is perfect for fine artists, entertainment designers, illustrators, comic & anime artists, and animators, as well as portrait painters or for anyone who wants to draw or paint drapery from observation or imagination. You will further explore these materials and techniques with assignments that Glenn will critique in forthcoming sessions.

Upcoming Fri. 2021/12/03 @ 10:00 AM PT

In this session, Glenn Vilppu will demonstrate the techniques and knowledge needed to draw clothed figures. You will learn how to capture the different folds and patterns that fabrics have when on a figure. Glenn will teach you how to push the gesture and rhythm of the pose through the garments.

Common Questions

How do I earn a Certificate of Completion for this class?

Earn a digital Certificate of Completion when you complete this Live Class and submit all assignments for review before the end of term. The guidelines with all the information pertaining to the Certificate of Completion are here: Live Class Certificate of Completion Guide. Additionally, students who fulfill the certificate requirements will receive a special badge for display in the NMA community forums and Discord server.

How do I participate in these Live Classes?

You can participate by accessing the live lesson page on Fridays at 10:00 am PT. This event is for NMA subscribers, you can sign up for important email updates here. You will be updated when the stream goes live, with assignment reminders, and any schedule changes

How can I submit my work for critique?

If you want to submit your drawing for critique, follow the submission guidelines PDF located in the assignment tab of each lesson.

What materials do I need to get for this Live Class?

A material PDF list is linked in each lesson under the description. Please check the file to see what you need to prepare.

Are there any assignments in this Live Class?

This Live Class includes downloadable assignment PDFs, that help you practice the techniques  taught by Glenn. Keeping up with these assignments will maximize your learning outcomes.

How can I interreact with other students taking this Live Class?

A great way to interact with fellow students is to join our Discord channel. Each Live Class has its very own channel where students can interact, ask questions, submit for community feedback, and more. This is also a great resource for updates and other events happening here at New Masters Academy.