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Sketch Costumed Figures from Photo References with Charles Hu

Sketch Costumed Figures from Photo References
Benefits of Drawing from Photo Get More Details Into Your Drawing

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Charles Hu
Composition, Drawing Exercises, Human Figure
Brush Pen, Fountain Pen, Paper
1h 24m 0s
Costumed Figure Drawing

In this lesson:

In the nineteenth part of our comprehensive How to Draw the Costumed Figure course, Charles Hu will teach you how to sketch the costumed figure using photographic references rather than from the live model or from imagination. You will learn which pitfalls to avoid when working from photos and how to make sure the drawings feel lively rather than the flattened out look associated with work from photography. We will be working with brush pen, fountain pen on paper. The brush pen is a popular medium used by illustrators such as Kim Jung Gi and Karl Kopinski. Our model will be wearing a pirate 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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