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Long Poses in Charcoal – Part 3: Brant with Steve Huston

Long Poses in Charcoal – Part 3: Brant
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Steve Huston
Human Figure
1h 45m 10s
Long Poses in Charcoal

In this third charcoal drawing session, Steve Huston creates a beautiful rendering of model Brant. He gives you a couple chapters on preparing materials and tips for mark-making before showing you how to work with the model to find a pose that’s both pleasing to the eye and comfortable enough to hold for multiple hours. You’ll also learn about two value systems, value control based on the planes that make up the forms of the body, and finishing techniques. As always, Steve’s teaching style and narration strike a wonderful balance between instruction, philosophy, whimsy, and personal anecdotes from his many years in the industry. We hope you enjoy this lesson!

Steve Huston is an internationally renowned painter and draftsman. Huston was born and raised in Alaska. He studied at Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design, while working construction each summer to pay his tuition. Even before graduating with his BFA, Huston began illustrating for such clients as Caesar’s Palace, MGM, Paramount Pictures and Universal Studios among others. Huston began teaching life drawing and painting, composition and anatomy; first at his alma mater, then at the Disney, Warner Brothers, and Dreamworks Studios. He began his career as a fine artist in 1995, winning top prizes at the California Art Club Gold Medal Show that year and the following. Huston continues exhibiting his work widely.


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