The Art & Science of Figure Drawing: VOLUME & STRUCTURE
What you'll learn
- How to draw the figure as a 3-Dimensional object occupying deep space.
- How to combine basic volumes like the sphere, cylinder and cube, to create the more complex volumes of the figure.
- How to incorporate volumetric drawing into more naturalistic drawings of the figure.
- It is highly recommended that students complete Brent's Gesture course before taking this course.
- A solid foundation in drawing fundamentals including basic volumes, shading & measuring techniques.
Volumetric drawing is an essential figure drawing skill that brings a dramatic sense of 3-Dimensionality to drawings. It does this by emphasizing the fundamental volumes of the figure. This technique has been relied upon for centuries and is still used by master artists and creative professionals today.
In this course we’ll be using a vocabulary of basic volumes: the sphere, the cylinder, and the cube. If you’re enrolled in this course you should already be comfortable drawing these volumes at various proportions and various orientations in space. We’ll be combining these basic volumes to create the more complex forms of the figure.
In this course we’re going to focus primary on geometric drawings of the figure. These geometric drawings are a powerful tool that will ensure that you see and draw the figure as a dynamic 3-dimensional object moving through space. Once you’ve learned how to draw the body geometrically, you’ll learn how to incorporate a dramatic sense of volume into realistic drawings by using dynamic mark making and descriptive contours.
To help you understand the volumes of the body, this course includes some unique projects. You’ll be led step by step through the process of creating anatomical models of some of the more challenging volumes of the body including the head and the rib cage. You can use these models as drawing and anatomical aids so you always have help understanding how these forms of the body operate in perspective.
This course includes numerous timed practice poses as well as downloadable still images of fully nude figure drawing models. In October 2021 I added the new videos for "Measuring & Proportion for Figure Drawing" as supplementary videos for students in this course.
Because this course features photographs of fully nude models, it is important that you conduct yourself maturely and appropriately in the course.
This is an intermediate figure drawing course. It is highly recommended that you complete my Gesture course before taking this course.
Who this course is for:
- Serious Figure Drawing students.
Drawing has been my lifelong passion. After studying at Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles, I continued to study numerous forms of drawing including the timeless traditions of the old masters as well as cutting-edge contemporary practices.
I have been teaching drawing for over 20 years at studios, museums, galleries, and schools and have developed numerous bestselling online figure drawing courses taught to an international student base.
In 2017 I was honored as one of Udemy's Best New Instructors.
I'm thrilled to bring you a lifetime of drawing and teaching experience to this unique program. I look forward to working with you. Cheers!