The Anatomy of Folds on the Costumed Figure

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    New Masters AcademyNew Masters Academy
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    In this lesson:

    In the fifth part of our comprehensive How to Draw the Costumed Figure course, you will learn about the anatomy or structure of folds and how they express themselves on the costumed figure. Learn about zigzag, spiral, elbow-knee, pipe, diaper, and flowing folds. You will practice drawing these folds as well as using them on draped figures in ten-minute poses. You will be working in charcoal pencil on paper in this lesson.

    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.

    Phillip Skeen
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    I don’t mean to be a negative Nancy, but speeding up the video and putting it to music takes me out of the instruction format and prevents me from following along as if I were in a real lecture. Please don’t.

    That being said, my craft has made leaps and bounds since subscribing to NMA’s instruction. Thank you.


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