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Introduction to the Figure

In this 4-week course, instructor Sheldon Borenstein will teach you all the fundamentals of figure drawing. With his 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry and teaching, Sheldon will show you how to draw the figure with rhythm and structure. This course will teach you two important aspects of figure drawing: gesture and construction. Through these two principles, you will be able to tell a story with the figure and give it believable forms.

4 Lessons 5h 34m 15s of videos

Common Questions

What will I learn from this course?

In this course, Sheldon will introduce you to two important aspects of figure drawing; gesture and construction. You will be practicing the concepts of weight, balance, and proportions on standing, sitting, kneeling, and reclining poses. After this course, you will have a fundamental understanding of figure drawing and be ready to explore more complex methods to draw the figure.

Is this course recommended for advanced students?

This course is recommended for all levels. If you are just starting out, this will give you a solid foundation to begin your artistic career. If you have been painting and drawing for a number of years, this course is an excellent refresher on how to sketch and draw the figure.

What materials do I need to get for this course?

A material PDF list is linked in each lesson under the description. Please check the file to see what you need to prepare. Most of the supplies are required for this class; the only optional one is the fountain pen.

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. We recommend avoiding layer, undo, automatic line straightening, or other shortcuts for this course.

Are there any assignments in this course?

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