In week one, Glenn covers the foundation of figure drawing: the gesture. You will learn the origin and main principles of gesture through Glenn’s lectures. Glenn will illustrate these concepts in several demonstrations, using a variety of different tools.
In week two, Glenn goes more in-depth into gesture drawing. You will learn how to capture the feeling and movement of the pose using gestures. Glen shows how the fundamentals of gesture and structure apply equally from medium to medium.
In week three, Glenn will break down the use of spherical forms in gestures. You will learn how spherical shapes act as building blocks in your gesture drawings. Glenn will analyze Old Masters works and examine their use of spheres, followed by several demonstrations constructing the spherical forms from the figure.
In week four, Glenn will lecture on box forms. You will learn how to deconstruct complex anatomy into simple boxes to help you understand the three-dimensionality and twists of the figure. Glenn will give an analysis of Old Master drawings.
In week five, Glenn will cover the importance of cylindrical forms in gestures. You will tune in as Glenn lectures on the role of cylindrical forms in figure drawing, followed by an analysis of Old Master artworks.
In week six, Glenn teaches you the basic procedure for creating a dynamic figure drawing. You will learn how to combine gestures, spheres, boxes, and cylinders in your drawing process. Glenn will then illustrate these concepts in a figure drawing demonstration.
In week seven, you will watch Glenn explain the process of modeling tone in figure drawing. Glenn will show you how the Old Masters described forms through an illustrative tone. Next, you will get a chance to apply what you’ve learned in a timed figure drawing assignment.
In week eight, Glenn will lecture on direct lighting and the rendering techniques for capturing this scenario. You will study how the Old Masters used direct lighting to depict forms and establish a mood within their work.
In week nine, Glenn teaches you the concept of atmosphere. You will explore how atmosphere can help strengthen perspective and depth within your figure drawings.
This course is appropriate for the intermediate level.
This course includes downloadable assignment PDFs, that help you practice the materials taught by instructor Glenn Vilppu. Keeping up with these assignments will maximize your learning outcomes.
A material PDF list is linked in each lesson under the description. Please check the file to see what you need to prepare.
All New Masters Academy courses are designed to be done traditionally or digitally. Software changes constantly, but the fundamentals stay the same. It will be up to you to translate the information that you are learning to your software of choice.
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