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Figure Drawing in Dark Pastels with George Pratt

Figure Drawing in Dark Pastels
Master the Art of Pastel Drawing Create figure drawings using dark pastels on toned paper.

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George Pratt
Drawing Exercises, Human Figure, Sketching
49m 47s

In this lesson with instructor George Pratt, you will learn to create figure drawings using dark pastels on toned paper. George will demonstrate how he utilizes the tones of the paper as the light values and draws only the shadows of the figures. You will practice not copying the references yet creating drawings with good designs of shapes and gestures.

This lesson belongs to the course Pastel Figure Drawing. In this 5-week course, George Pratt will teach you how to draw the figure with pastels. You will be introduced to the importance of silhouette and visual landmarks while looking at examples of pastel artworks by the instructor. George will show you his unique approach to gesture drawing. You will learn how to capture the spirit of the poses using light, dark, and colored pastels on toned papers. After this course, you will be able to create drawings with only big shapes yet still carry excellent rhythms and arrangements.

Throughout this course, you’ll have access to the NMA community for feedback and critiques to improve your work as you progress.