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Introduction to Gesture and Figure Drawing with Bill Perkins, John Asaro

Introduction to Gesture and Figure Drawing
Introduction to the Figure Learn gesture, rhythm and movement

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Bill Perkins, John Asaro
Art Theory, Drawing
Composition, Human Figure
Charcoal Pencil, Conté, Paper, Pastel Pencil
2h 56m 21s

In this lesson, you will learn how to use rhythm and gesture to create a sense of movement and character within your figure drawings. Instructor John Asaro will demonstrate how to find and utilize the center axis line. Then, instructor Bill Perkins will teach you how to find the rhythms within the forms and contour of the figure. He also shows you how to apply chiaroscuro in designing your artwork.

This lesson belongs to the course Beginner’s Guide to Drawing. It is a 14-week course designed to empower new students with a structured approach for learning how to draw. Join instructors Steve Huston, Chris Legaspi, Heather Lenefsky, Bill Perkins, Joshua Jacobo, John Asaro, and Mark Westermoe as you learn the fundamentals of perspective, rendering, and composition. After completing this course, you will develop a solid foundation in drawing.

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

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