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Figure Drawing for Beginners: Part 4 | Technique with Sheldon Borenstein

Figure Drawing for Beginners: Part 4 | Technique
An Approachable and Fun Way to Learn Figure Drawing! Sheldon covers the final part of his figure drawing approach in this lesson on on technique

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In this series, instructor Sheldon Borenstein shares with you his approach to figure drawing. Sheldon utilizes his unique and entertaining teaching style to make the often-intimidating subject approachable and fun. Sheldon breaks figure drawing into four parts: Gesture, Construction, Anatomy, and Technique (GCAT). in this third part of the series. This final anatomy lesson will focus on the hands and feet–a particularly tricky area to master. Sheldon will use a variety of teaching methods to help you learn, including a fun lecture, demonstrations, and an assignment. This final lesson in the series will cover the final topic in his approach: Technique. Now that you have the basics of figure drawing down, Sheldon will show you how to have some fun applying different techniques to your figure drawings, with a variety of tools. Sheldon will do several demonstrations, using pastels, fountain pens, watercolor, and even chocolate! You will find the images Sheldon works from attached to this page, so you can follow along with him.


  • Handmade Lead Holders with Cretacolor Leads
  • Digital Tablet
  • Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencil – Burnt Sienna and White
  • Rembrandt Soft Pastels – Set of 90, Portrait
  • Chamois
  • Sanding Block
  • Compressed Charcoal
  • Conté Charcoal Pencil
  • General’s Charcoal Pencil
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Prismacolor Colored Pencil – Scarlet Lake
  • Omas Fountain Pen
  • Pentel Pocket Brush Pen
  • Arches Watercolor Paper
  • Winsor & Newton Bijou Box
  • #7 Round Pure Kolisnky Sable Conisseur Travel Brush
Beginner / Intermediate

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