The Art & Science of Drawing / MEASURING & PROPORTION
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- How to determine the proportions of any subject
- How to use the pencil to transfer accurate information from their subject to their drawing surface.
- How to combine a variety of measuring techniques to accurately measure any subject.
- Some drawing experience recommended. If you're a true beginner, try The Art & Science of Drawing / Basic Skills.
This is the fifth course in THE ART & SCIENCE of DRAWING series. In this course you’ll be introduced to a series of measuring tools and strategies that will take the guesswork our of the drawing process. You'll learn how to determine the proportions of any subject and draw them accurately on the page. You’ll also learn how to use angle sighting to triangulate the location of any conceivable point on your subject.
This course is perfect for artist of any medium looking to improve their accuracy and a great primer for painting and figure drawing.
THE ART & SCIENCE of DRAWING is a remarkable program that will teach you how to draw one day at a time. The program is simple, each day you’ll watch one video lesson that will introduce an essential drawing skill, and then do the recommended practice. THE ART & SCIENCE of DRAWING is overflowing with powerful insights into the drawing process and offers some of the clearest, most accessible drawing instruction available. Many of the tools and techniques you'll learn here are rarely seen outside of private art academies.
This course is highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn to paint as well. Most master painters agree that drawing is a fundamental and essential skill for all painters.
This course is the fifth installment of an 8-part series. If you're a beginner, we recommend going through the entire series in the following order:
Dynamic Mark Making
Form & Space
Measuring & Proportion
Shading: Beyond the Basics
If you've got some drawing experience, feel free to mix and match The Art & Science of Drawing courses to suit your personal needs as an artist!
- Any artist wanting to improve their drawing or painting skills.
- Any artist wanting to create more dynamic and believable drawings or paintings.
- Any student preparing for a career in the arts.
Here you’ll be introduction to proportion and learn some simple techniques to allow you to determine the proportions of any subject.
Today’s Project: Select 5 simple objects and explore their proportions using the proportional measuring techniques you learned today. For each object, draw the width to height box derived from your measuring.
Today you’ll learn how to use horizontal and vertical plumb lines to get a sense of how the various parts of your subject relate to one another.
Today’s Project: Select 3 objects of moderate complexity. First, draw each of your objects on their own using plumb lines. Next, do a minimum of 2 drawings of all of your objects grouped together, each time in a different arrangement.
In this lesson you’ll discover how to use your pencil to extract the distance and direction between any two points on your subject and transfer it your page.
Today’s Project: Select a simple, rectilinear subject like a book or a box. Set up your drawing station for angle sighting, and practice extracting an angle from your subject and transferring it to your drawing by first, making your first attempt at drawing the angle, next, measuring the angle from your subject and transferring it to your drawing so that you can compare the two, and finally, making any necessary changes, repeating this process until accuracy os achieved. Repeat this process until you've successfully transferred 50 angles from your subject to the page.
Today you’ll learn how to use angle sighting to triangulate the location of any conceivable point of you subject and get it on your page.
Today’s Project: First, find a box. Using angle sighting and triangulation draw this box 3 times. for each drawing you should place the box in a different orientation.
In this final lesson, you’ll learn how to incorporate various measuring techniques into your drawing process and how to design a measuring practice that’s right for you.
Today’s Project: Find three objects of moderate complexity. Measure and draw each subject using the measuring tools and strategies you’ve learned this week.