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From Paper to Canvas

In this 10-week course, internationally renowned artist Joseph Todorovitch teaches you his tonal approach to figure drawing, which is designed and tailored specifically for painters. In the first half of the course, you will learn to draw the figure while focusing on value masses, shape design, and edge quality in relation to the form. You will study a procedural approach that forces you to work simple, then gradually progresses to more complexity. The second half of the course will be devoted to applying this approach in oil painting. After analyzing the connection between the two mediums, you will be introduced to color mixing and color theory. This course will guide you through how to create drawings as preparatory studies for paintings, and provide you a fundamental understanding of figure painting.

10 Lessons 18h 37m 8s of videos

Common Questions

What drawing and painting approach is taught here?

Joseph's teaching approach combines and builds upon several approaches from instructors such as Mark Westermoe, Glenn Vilppu, and Karl Gnass. However, he synthesizes and distills them to an efficient and easy to understand process.

Is this course for fine artists or entertainment artists?

It is for both. Solid drawing and painting skills are the bedrock in all visual art fields like animation, illustration, and fine art.

Can I do this course digitally, using Photoshop or Procreate?

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.

Which courses should I take before this one?

We recommend that before attempting this course, you should take Beginner's Guide to Drawing, Renaissance Figure Drawing with Glenn Vilppu, The Spirit of the Pose with Karl Gnass, the Frank Reilly Drawing Method with Mark Westermoe, and Introduction to Oil Painting for Beginner's with Charles Hu.

Are there any assignments in this course?

This course includes downloadable assignment PDFs, that help you practice the materials taught by instructor Joseph Todorovitch. Keeping up with these assignments will maximize your learning outcomes.

What materials do I need to get for this course?

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