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Draw Shapes & Rhythms in the Costumed Pose with Bill Perkins

Draw Shapes & Rhythms in the Costumed Pose
Marking-down the Shapes See How Shapes Create Rhythms

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Bill Perkins
Composition, Human Figure
Charcoal Pencil, Paper, Pencil
51m 52s
Costumed Figure Drawing

In this lesson:

In the fourth part of our comprehensive How to Draw the Costumed Figure course, you will learn to recognize and draw the shapes created by the folding of garments. Bill will teach you how these shapes pull from origins of stress in the gesture of the pose & how they move across the form and create rhythms. These rhythms are grounded in reality rather than expressive, generalized rhythms. You will also learn about “editing” or what to leave out in your costumed figure drawings. You will be working with charcoal pencil 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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