The Action Analysis of the Costumed Figure

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    New Masters AcademyNew Masters Academy
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    In this lesson:

    In the second part of our comprehensive How to Draw the Costumed Figure course, Bill will have the model walk through the series of two-minute poses expressing beginning, middle, and end of an action. You will learn how to analyze the action, and to communicate that action in your drawing. The emotion of the pose will take a priority over anatomy or details. You will be working with pen or marker on paper.

    In this course:

    Learn how to draw the costume and props from reference or from imagination in this immense course by three senior New Masters Academy instructors – Disney art director Bill Perkins, film and game character designer and figure painter Charles Hu, and internationally renowned draftsman Glenn Vilppu. Drawing from live models and photo references, as well as master drawings of the past, you will learn to capture expression, performance, emotion and weighting of the pose as well as shapes and rhythms created by the costume folds. Bill Perkins teach you the action analysis study developed in Walt Disney Studios for animators. Charles Hu will demonstrate how to directly sketch costumed figure using many different media and how to apply language to your drawing. With Glenn Vilppu you will learn the seven major folds as well as approaches for using drapery to push the gesture of the pose and showing the form beneath in the case of clothing, as well as how different weights of fabrics behave differently.

    This course is perfect for fine artists, entertainment designers, illustrators, comic & anime artists, and animators, as well as portrait painters or for anyone who wants to draw or paint drapery from observation or imagination.

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    great course, but unfortunately, these are not the references used in the video WEEK2.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by ÖziÖzi.
    Daniel DaigleDaniel Daigle
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    Hi Ozi, this is done intentionally so you don’t copy Bill’s work. Practicing on a different model forces you to analyze the action rather than copying mark by mark. With that said, we did include the live model in the video so you can see how Bill is interpreting that particular model. But please don’t try to copy the model. In the description above it reads “The emotion of the pose will take a priority over anatomy or details”. Try to get the larger statements instead 🙂

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