Byzantine Iconography Series 3: Garment Basics (Drawing)
What you'll learn
- Students will learn how to draw the basic folds that are used to create garments in Byzantine iconography and how line is used to create volume.
- Pencil and Paper.
- It is recommended that students have already completed the Series 1 on Drawing the Face and Series 2 on Drawing the Half-Figure
In this course we will be laying the foundation for drawing garments.
In the first section we will be learning to draw basic folds and progress from simple to more complex forms.
In the second section we will be looking at hanging folds and various ways that they are used in icons and will study some examples by master iconographers.
In the theirs section we will learn how to create volume with line and will study an icon from the Comnene Period to see how it is done.
In an upcoming series we will be studying the garments of various saints to put this into practice.
Who this course is for:
- This course is aimed at beginners with no experience in Byzantine Iconography or those who who have learned by tracing icons and would like to learn to draw them.
Hello, I'm Julia. I'm a South African born byzantine iconographer with 16 years experience. I live and studied iconography in Greece with teachers including master iconographer George Kordis. I have also studied Theology and done post-graduate studies in Liturgics at the University of Athens.
So what are these iconography tutorials about? This is not a standard weekend iconography workshop where you simply learn to trace an icon and "paint-by-numbers". It was never the tradition of the Church to make "photocopies" of old icons, but sadly this modern "tradition" is destroying the creative tradition of the Church. Every period of iconography from the Comnene to the Paleologian periods to the Cretan School has it's own style within the Byzantine system of painting and the iconographic tradition of the Church. In these tutorials you will be introduced to the Byzantine system of painting and given tools that will allow you create within the tradition of the Church.
It cannot be emphasized enough how important it is for iconographers to learn to draw before starting to paint. That is why with these tutorials we will start by building the foundation by learning how to draw before we progress to painting icons.
The tutorials have subtitles for the deaf.