In week one, Stephen will demonstrate the materials needed to create a sight-size figure painting. You will learn about the various drawing and painting tools he uses. Stephen will teach you how to stretch canvas and paper.
In week two, you will learn how to establish the light and shadow patterns of the figure in your preparatory drawing. Stephen will demonstrate the buildup of the values using graphite and white chalk.
In week three, Stephen will demonstrate how to refine your preparatory figure drawing. You will learn how to create subtle transitions in the forms of the figure. He will show you how to analyze the figure with precision and accuracy.
In week four, you will bring your preparatory drawing of the figure to completion. Stephen will demonstrate adding the finishing touches to his drawing. You will learn how to make a complete light and shadow statement with the figure.
In week five, Stephen will demonstrate how to transfer his preparatory drawing of the figure to a canvas. You will learn how to create a color study of the pose. Lastly, you will begin the underpainting process.
In week six, you will learn how to develop an underpainting for your sight-size figure painting. Stephen will demonstrate how he assembles the underpainting utilizing raw umber and white.