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Introduction to Gesture Drawing with Bill Perkins, Catherine Bobkoski, John Asaro

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

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Instructor
Bill Perkins, Catherine Bobkoski, John Asaro
Subjects
Art Theory, Drawing
Topics
Composition, Human Figure
Mediums
Charcoal Pencil, Conté, Pastel
Duration
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 contours of the figure. He also shows you how to apply chiaroscuro in designing your artwork.

This lesson belongs to the course Drawing Foundation III, led by instructors John Asaro and Bill Perkins, focuses on the basics of rhythm and gesture in figure drawing. Bill Perkins will enhance your understanding of forms and contours, teaching you to incorporate rhythm into figure drawings. Initially, John Asaro will explain how to identify and utilize the center axis line. Completing this course will equip you with a strong foundation for capturing the gesture of a figure.

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