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Drawing the Clothed Figure Week 1 with Glenn Vilppu

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Glenn Vilppu
Human Figure, Sketching
Fountain Pen, Pencil, Water Brush

In this lesson, NMA master draftsman Glenn Vilppu will demonstrate the techniques and knowledge needed to draw clothed figures. You will learn how to capture the different folds and patterns that fabrics have when on a figure. Glenn will teach you how to push the gesture and rhythm of the pose through the garments. You will gain an understanding of the importance of drawing the clothed figure and how it is relative to many other artistic fields. At the end of each session, you will be given a assignment to complete that has a chance to be critiqued next session.

Join NMA master draftsman Glenn Vilppu for an 8-week interactive Live Class, as he draws from figure models and historical examples of clothed figures. You will learn how to capture the performance, emotion, and weighting of the pose. Gaining knowledge of the seven major folds, approaches for using drapery to push the gesture of the pose and show the form beneath, as well as how different fabrics behave. This Live Class 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. You will further explore these materials and techniques with assignments that Glenn will critique in forthcoming sessions.

Earn a digital Certificate of Completion when you complete this Live Class and submit all assignments for review before the end of term. Certificate details will be announced mid-way through the term. Additionally, students who fulfill the certificate requirements will receive a special badge for display in the NMA community forums and Discord server.

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