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Line, Mass, & Form in Costumed Figure Drawing with Bill Perkins

Line, Mass, & Form in Costumed Figure Drawing
Design Matrices Learn to Choose Line, Mass, or Form Domination in Your Drawing

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Bill Perkins
Art Theory, Drawing
Composition, Human Figure
Charcoal Pencil, Paper
1h 33m 3s
Costumed Figure Drawing

In this lesson:

In the seventh part of our comprehensive How to Draw the Costumed Figure course, you will learn primary principles of design: line, mass, and form and how they relate to making marks in the costumed figure. You will learn how to mix and match these concepts to control the focus of your drawing. You will be working in charcoal pencil on paper in this lesson.

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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