In week one, George will lecture on the importance of silhouette and visual landmarks in art-making. Then, you will be introduced to the materials needed for pastel drawing.
In week two, George will teach you his approach to gesture drawing using pastels. You will train your hand to feel what you see and from there quickly capture the spirit of the pose.
In week three, you will learn to create figure drawings using light pastels on toned paper. George will demonstrate how he utilizes the tones of the paper as the dark values and draws only the lights of the figures.
In week four, you will learn to create figure drawings using dark pastels on toned paper. Opposite with the previous week, George will utilize the tones of the paper as the light values and draws only the shadows of the figures.
In week five, George will show you how to create expressive figure drawings using colored pastels. You will learn to start with a light and a dark color; from there, slowly introduce temperature shifts to enhance the complexity of the drawing.
This course is appropriate for intermediate and advanced levels.
This course includes downloadable assignment PDFs, that help you practice the materials taught by instructor George Pratt. 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.
Although we highly recommend that you use pastels for this course, 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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