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In this second lesson, master draftsman Glenn Vilppu will teach you how to use simple volumes and forms to create figure drawings with a strong sense of depth and solidity. You will learn how to use the sphere, box, and cylinder in particular to draw nearly anything as a series of interconnecting forms driven by […]
In this first lesson of the series, instructor Bill Perkins will introduce the following elements: aspects of line, edges, eye line, implied line through force and direction, rhythm, direction of axis, and space. Bill will also introduce the Style spectrum, elements of design, Notan versus Mass and Chiaroscuro versus Form. Materials Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencil […]
In this first lesson on gesture, you will learn how to capture the overall action and life of the figure using lines, tones, and even wash. You will learn how to establish a gestural underlayer using rhythms to instill your figure drawings with a sense of liveliness and vitality right from the start.
Instructor Bill Perkins will analyze the different elements of Composition, diving deeper into the explanation of components such as Line, Tone, Color, Shape, Rhythm, and Direction. In this first lesson of a series, Bill begins by addressing the importance of your initial figure ground relationship and how placement is your first step to creating context. […]
Master draftsman and painter Danny Galieote analyzes and draws from a seated male figure-study by Italian Renaissance master Jacopo Pontormo. First, you will learn how to block-in the figure using your knowledge of rhythms, angles and tilts of the simplified forms of the body. Then , you will see how to breakdown and study Pontormo’s […]
Master draftsman and painter Danny Galieote demonstrates figure drawing fundamentals by analyzing and drawing from a figure study by Italian Renaissance Master Jacopo Pontormo. You will see how to lay-in the rhythms and overall placement of the figure, as well as how to construct the figure three-dimensionally using simple cone, cylinder and box concepts. Materials […]
Master draftsman and painter Danny Galieote will demonstrate how to draw a variety of heads from different angles while using the NMA image reference library. You will learn how to block-in the large shapes and rhythmic formations within the face and head. You will also learn how to improve your head drawing on toned paper. […]
Master draftsman and painter Danny Galieote, will demonstrate a rhythmic and constructive approach to drawing the figure while using images from the NMA reference library. You will learn how to lay-in the rhythms, shapes, angles and overall balance of the figure, as well as how to develop solid structural forms. Materials Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencil – […]
In this video series, instructor Bill Perkins breaks down the complex topic of Color Theory in a clear and easy to understand way. In this first lesson Bill Perkins is focused on values and he will introduce the importance of establishing a strong Matrix and the mood by adjusting your Major and Minor Keys. He […]
Master Painter and Illustrator Gary Meyer paints a human head with Acrylics, demonstrating various painting principles such as how to tackle the reflective eyes. You will learn how to use the overhead sky as a light and how to deal with the different tones to create the effect of shadow and highlights on the skin. […]
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