Byzantine Iconography Series 6: Drawing Seated Figures
What you'll learn
- Students will learn to draw the Enthoned Frontal seated figure
- 3/4 Seated Figure (Introduction to vertical or relative perspective)
- Reclining Figure
- Burial of Christ
- Kneeling Figure
- Students should have completed Series 1 Drawing the Face
- Series 3 Garment Basics
- Series 4: Drawing the Full Figure (P1)
- Series 5: Drawing the 3/4 Figure
In this Series we will be studying Seated, Reclining and Kneeling Figures
In Section 1 we will start of with the Frontal seated or enthroned figure.
In Section 2 will with learn the basics of Vertical or Relational Perspective and how it is used to draw the 3/4 figure.
In Section 3 we will study the reclining figure of the Theotokos from the Nativity icon.
In Section 4 we learn how to draw the burial of Christ as he is depicted on the Epitaphion
Finally in Series 5 we will study a figure in a kneeling pose.
Required Materials: Pencil, paper and eraser.
Who this course is for:
- Intermediate Students who have completed the first 5 series of drawing tutorials
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.