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Structural Procedure in Figure Painting with Joseph Todorovitch

Structural Procedure in Figure Painting
Focus on Procedure for a Solid Start Apply a rigorous yet simple approach to oil painting

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Joseph Todorovitch
Design, Human Figure, Light & Color
Brush, Canvas, Oil Paints
1h 49m 37s

In this lesson, instructor Joseph Todorovitch will talk about the procedure of figure painting. It is the idea of taking your time to slow down and correct mistakes while painting. Besides, you will learn how to turn form using paint, and explore the simplicity of painting illusion.

This lesson belongs to the course From Paper to Canvas. In this 10-week course, internationally renowned artist Joseph Todorovitch teaches you his tonal approach to figure drawing, which is designed and tailored specifically for painters. In the first half of the course, you will learn to draw the figure while focusing on value masses, shape design, and edge quality in relation to the form. You will study a procedural approach that forces you to work simple, then gradually progresses to more complexity. The second half of the course will be devoted to applying this approach in oil painting. After analyzing the connection between the two mediums, you will be introduced to color mixing and color theory. This course will guide you through how to create drawings as preparatory studies for paintings, and provide you a fundamental understanding of figure painting.

Throughout this course, you’ll have access to the NMA community for feedback and critiques to improve your work as you progress.