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Long-Pose Figure Painting: Working on the Torso and the Arms with Joseph Todorovitch

Long-Pose Figure Painting: Working on the Torso and the Arms
Second Session of a Long-Pose Figure Painting Learn how to organize the second focal point and play with color temperature

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Joseph Todorovitch
Human Figure
Oil Paints
2h 28m 54s

In this lesson with instructor Joseph Todorovich, you will learn how to paint the torso and the arms while paying attention to their anatomy landmarks. Joseph will talk about the nuances that you should pay attention to while composing the figure. You will watch him develop with care the second focal point of the painting; the hand. In addition, Joseph will teach you how to suggestively paint the breasts to only provide enough information for the viewers to interpret the rest.

This lesson belongs to the course Long-Pose Figure Painting. In this 10-week course, Joseph will teach you his complete process of making long-pose figure paintings – from initial ideas and exploration, to making studies, to the final painting. You will learn how to direct and work with professional models to achieve a suitable pose. Then, you will practice creating value and color studies as the two prepping steps for a painting. Afterward, Joseph will take you through his decision-making process while painting the models from life on large-scale canvases. Since this course was filmed during a live workshop, you will get the chance to tune in to his critiques of students’ works and assignments. After this course, you will have established a skillset for figure painting and strengthened your design sensibility, which will help you create impactful figure paintings of your own.

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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