The Large Format Multi-Figure Composition

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    New Masters AcademyNew Masters Academy
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    You’ve arrived at a pivotal moment in your curriculum.

    This project is the culmination of everything you’ve learned in the previous portions of this course. Approach it with a confident and newfound understanding of anatomy, a keen eye for form, and mark-making proficiency.

    Join Iliya in this execution of a long multi-figure composition from life. With the addition of another figure, elements of composition and narrative come into play.

    Ukrainian-born artist Iliya Mirochnik passes on a 250-year-old academic method preserved at the Repin Academy in Saint Petersburg, Russia and seldom taught outside of the Academy and never before on camera.

    The Russian Academic drawing and painting approaches were uninterrupted by the modern art movements that transformed representational art in the West, and as a result, they provide a unique and clear lineage to the greater art traditions of the past. As a powerful approach that is both constructive and depictive, it combines the two methods that prevail in contemporary representational art.

    In this course, we have set out to condense the entire program, spanning over eight years into a logical, step-by-step procedure. We have made improvements and added resources and exercises to explicitly drive home the concepts that are required to work in this approach.

    We have also structured the course so that it is not only useful for professional and experienced artists but also artists with no drawing experience whatsoever.

    The New Masters Academy Coaching Program directly supports this Course. If you enroll in the coaching program, you can request an artist trained in the Russian Academic Method including Iliya Mirochnik himself. Click here to enroll in the Coaching Program.

    Materials

    • Graphite pencils
    • Kneaded and Hard Erasers
    • Sanding Block
    • Utility Knife
    • Roll of Paper, Smooth Sketchbook paper
    • Easel
    • Light source

    * Reference material is only available for premium subscriptions. If you don’t have premium access to the reference, you can pause the video when the reference is shown.

    #635837
    gil_mello
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    This is a bold, very complex and matured drawing demonstration, Thank you, Iliya Mirochnik.

     

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    Dean Emmett
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    Please can you tell me how big the board is that you used for this project

    thank you Dean

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    Natalie MontelongoNatalie Montelongo
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    Dean, I asked Iliya, and he said the board is roughly 24×48 inches.

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    darkfueled
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    The edit of this video is very confusing. I think they shot it in several days. The female model has another haircut and different pose and it´s edited like one shoot. Flipping around alot using the audio like it´s happening irl…..confusing.

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    darkfueled
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    Lol. At one point, the female model isnt even there but  the audio is put on post so it should look as if it´s in real time. This feels sloopy

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 9 months ago by darkfueled.
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    Natalie MontelongoNatalie Montelongo
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    @darkfueled We will review the lesson and your comments and see what we can fix in regards to this lesson. Thank you for providing feedback. 🙂

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    Abhinaba Sengupta
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    This course is Brilliant!!

    Can Iliya make a course on oil painting portraiture too in Russian style?

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    Natalie MontelongoNatalie Montelongo
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    Hello, Abhinaba! I’m so happy you enjoyed this course!

    I will share your request with Iliya and the team. Take care!

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    Mario Rinaudo
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    The paper used for the two figures is NOT 24×48 inches but much bigger than that

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    Daniel DaigleDaniel Daigle
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    You are correct. The multi figure is approximately 4×6 feet. Iliya stretched the paper on a large piece of bamboo plywood. But and plywood 3/4″ or thicker should work if you can support the weight

    I updated the description with the exact measurements 🙂

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