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Showing the Form Beneath the Clothing with Charles Hu

Showing the Form Beneath the Clothing
Costume’s Role Drawing Costume Draw the Figure

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Charles Hu
Composition, Drawing Exercises, Human Figure
Paper, Pastel Pencil
1h 40m 51s
Costumed Figure Drawing

In this lesson:

In the fifteenth part of our comprehensive How to Draw the Costumed Figure course, Charles Hu will teach you how to capture the gesture of the pose. There will be an emphasis on showing the form of the figure beneath the clothing and reinforce the overall design. We will also be dealing with capturing the personality and performance of our model. We will be working in pastel pencil. Our model will be wearing a woman’s evening wear costume.

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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