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How to Capture the Expression of the Costumed Pose with Bill Perkins

How to Capture the Expression of the Costumed Pose
Short Sketches Capture the Pose

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Bill Perkins
Composition, Drawing Exercises, Human Figure
Marker, Paper, Pen
2h 13m 53s
Costumed Figure Drawing

In this lesson:

In this first part of our comprehensive How to Draw the Costumed Figure course, Disney Art Director Bill Perkins will teach you how to capture the essence of the costumed figure pose. You will learn how to quickly and loosely sketch from the model and learn how costume and props contribute to help you tell a story with your work. You will be working in pen and marker on paper.

In this course:

Learn how to draw the costume and props from reference or from imagination in this immense course by three senior New Masters Academy instructors – Disney art director Bill Perkins, film and game character designer and figure painter Charles Hu, and internationally renowned draftsman Glenn Vilppu. Drawing from live models and photo references, as well as master drawings of the past, you will learn to capture expression, performance, emotion and weighting of the pose as well as shapes and rhythms created by the costume folds. Bill Perkins teach you the action analysis study developed in Walt Disney Studios for animators. Charles Hu will demonstrate how to directly sketch costumed figure using many different media and how to apply language to your drawing. With Glenn Vilppu you will learn the seven major folds as well as approaches for using drapery to push the gesture of the pose and showing the form beneath in the case of clothing, as well as how different weights of fabrics behave differently.

This course 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.

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