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Weighting & Balance in the Costumed Pose with Bill Perkins

Weighting & Balance in the Costumed Pose
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Bill Perkins
Composition, Human Figure
Charcoal Pencil, Paper, Pencil
1h 32m 56s
Costumed Figure Drawing

In this lesson:

In the third lesson of our comprehensive How to Draw the Costumed Figure course, you will learn how understand weighting – how the model balances on her feet, how she sits or leans. You will learn how to capture these directional forces in the pose which determines how the costume hangs and helps your audience to understand space and emotion. Bill will also briefly go over the background of action analysis study developed in Walt Disney Studio for animators. You will be working with charcoal pencil on paper.

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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