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Figure Drawing | Part 1: Gesture with Sheldon Borenstein

Figure Drawing | Part 1: Gesture
An Approachable and Fun Way to Learn Figure Drawing! Get started by learning about gesture

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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).

Sheldon will cover gesture in this first lesson, using a variety of methods to help you learn, including a fun lecture, multiple drawing demonstrations, an analysis of Old Master works, and a figure drawing assignment.


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