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Figure Drawing: The Spirit of the Pose | Part 5: Light and Tone with Karl Gnass

Figure Drawing: The Spirit of the Pose | Part 5: Light and Tone
Master a Dynamic Approach to Drawing the Figure Conceptualize light to describe volume and form

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Karl Gnass
Figure, Figure Drawing
Colored Pencil, Conté Pencil, Pastel Pencil
8h 48m 51s
The Spirit of the Pose

In this series, figure drawing instructor, Karl Gnass, will show you how to draw an entire figure through his five crucial stages: Gesture, Formulation, Anatomy, Light and Tone, and Aesthetics. In this fifth lesson of the series, Karl will share with you the next step: Light and Tone. Karl will begin with a lecture on the basics of Light and Tone, followed by several demonstrations of Old Master drawings. Following this, Karl will do several drawings from references of models. Next, you will get a chance to practice what you’ve learned in a timed figure drawing assignment. The lesson will conclude with Karl’s approach to the same assignment, allowing you to compare your work with his.


  • Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencil – Black
  • Conté Charcoal Pencil
Intermediate / Advanced

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