Tagged: Beginner, Beginner / Intermediate, Beginner Friendly, CarbOthello Pencil, Colored Pencil, Conté, Conté Crayon, Drawing, Figure, Figure Drawing, Human Figure, Intermediate, Karl Gnass, Nudity, Pastel, Pastel Pencil, Polychromos Pencil, The Human Figure, The Spirit of the Pose, Yes
January 18, 2018 at 11:15 am #29270New Masters AcademyKeymasterNo badges. No points.
In this new series, figure drawing instructor, Karl Gnass, will show you how to draw an entire figure through his five crucial stages: Gesture, Formulation, Anatomy, Light and Tone, and Aesthetics. In this lesson, Karl will give you an overview of these five stages. He will then elaborate on the three initial stages to achieve a solid foundation for your drawing. Karl will share with you his in-depth theories of how to construct your figure drawings.
March 1, 2018 at 9:42 am #44653elskyaParticipantNo badges. No points.
- Conté Crayon – Sanguine
- Digital Tablet
- Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencil – Indianthrene Blue
- CarbOthello Pencil – Prussian Blue
- Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencil – Black
- Seth Cole Heavy Ledger Paper
I’m trying to figure out the best approach to this series, and whether or not I should be using an easel, and what size paper to work on. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.March 7, 2018 at 2:52 pm #46724ManuelFernandezParticipant
Watch the video on drawing benches and easels, you should work as large as you can to move your shoulder, I’d recommend a bench.March 8, 2018 at 1:44 am #46814elskyaParticipantNo badges. No points.
Thanks, Manuel – I have an easel so I’ll use that.August 14, 2019 at 2:20 am #245678Philipp RingliParticipantNo badges. No points.
Why is there no link to the reference material? This is basic stuff, nma!August 18, 2019 at 1:23 pm #248652Joshua JacoboKeymasterNo badges. No points.
That is definitely not supposed to be the case. It looks like the references images may have gotten lost during the new website move. We will get to the bottom of this and correct next week.June 1, 2020 at 12:35 am #561999Georg HasenoehrlParticipantNo badges. No points.
I like the approach of gesture from Karl Gnass and the 3 stages. My question is: If I want not to draw photo realistic, do I have also to know the 3rd stage anatomy? What If I want a style only with gesture and volume/shape? (I am a hobby artists). What are your thoughts about this? Many thanks from Austria/Europe.
GeorgeFebruary 24, 2021 at 12:21 pm #1220114Kayin AaronParticipantNo badges. No points.
I know this is way old but Georg if you are still around. The more anatomy you know the more you will have ideas for decision making. What you want to and not want to include.November 11, 2021 at 1:09 pm #1924894JustynaParticipant
This is literallly the best figure drawing course ever. Really, it’s very demanding, but I can clearly see the huge progress in my understanding of a figure and in my drawings. This is just brilliant. It was really tough at te beginning but now I’m already on the 3rd week and feel like I’ve finally started connecting the dots. Thank you Karl for sharing your knowledge with us. And thank you Joshua for making it possible for me to learn from all the masters here. I never expected I would be able to afford enrollig to classes of all of these amazing teachers here. But you really made it possible and now my dream of becoming a pro artist could acctually come true someday. Thank you so much, all of the NMA crue! I’m just so happy I had to post this here 😀