Drawing and Painting the Female Nude
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Drawing and Painting the Female Nude

The art form called Female nude figure!
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Created by Shirish Deshpande
Last updated 9/2017
English [Auto-generated]
Price: $120
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  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 10 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 1. Understand why the ability to draw / paint nudes is important in drawing / painting any human figure, nude or clothed.
  • 2. Learn basic body proportions, types, bones and joints
  • 3. Quickly capture the movement and flow of human body and translate it into a sketch
  • 4. Understand the Female face
  • 5. Drawing a female nude study from back
  • 6. Drawing female nude studies from front
  • 7. Painting a complete female nude study using oils / acrylics
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  • You should be Interested in visual art
  • You should be interested in drawing / painting human figures
  • You should be able to appreciate the beauty of female form
  • You should NOT be offended by the depiction of tasteful nudity

Drawing and painting a human figure has always been a difficult but gratifying challenge for artists of all levels. Nudes have been the subject of interest for ages.

Since centuries, artists have treated human body as a work of art by God Himself. Ancient sculptures and artworks from India to Europe have worshiped the nude form.

Understanding the nude is relevant in today's art as well, even for drawing clothed people!

In this course, we will learn:

1. Basic proportions, body types, bones and joints

2. Capturing the movement

3. Understanding the female face

4. Doing a finished sketch of a female nude - back

5. Doing finished sketches of female nude - front

6. Doing an oil painting of a female nude.

Who is the target audience?
  • Sketchers, painters, all kinds of visual artists, armatures and professionals
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Curriculum For This Course
20 Lectures
Understanding the Female Anatomy
4 Lectures 22:05

Introduction to the course.

Preview 04:06

Let's understand the proportions of a typical female body. Then Going beyond clothes and even skin, we will explore how the bones and joints affect the movement of the body.

Part 1 - Understanding Body proportions and body types

In this lesson, we will learn to quickly capture the rhythm and movement of human body, which will help us in drawing quick sketches.

Part 2 - Capturing the Movement

We will learn how the face is mapped out, how the eyes, nose and lips measure against each other, and how we can eliminate the common mistakes in drawing faces.

Part 3 - Understanding the female face
Drawing a Female Nude - Back
2 Lectures 29:36

In this lesson, we will sketch a female nude from back. We will use all the techniques we learned so far. This sketch can be done in any sketching medium of your choice.

Preview 15:00

Part 4B - Drawing Exercise
Drawing Female Nudes - Front
8 Lectures 01:53:20

In this lesson, we will sketch several female nude studies from front. I will show you how to do this using 2 media, brush pens and pencils. However, you may use any sketching medium to sketch these.

Part 5A - Drawing Exercise

Part 5B - Drawing Exercise

Part 5C - Drawing Exercise

Part 5D - Drawing Exercise

Part 5E - Drawing Exercise

Part 5F - Drawing Exercise

Part 5G - Drawing Exercise

Part 5H - Drawing Exercise
Painting a Female Nude using Oil / Acrylic Paints
5 Lectures 01:07:25

We will learn to paint a female nude using oil colors on canvas. You may use oil colors, as I have done, or acrylic colors to get the same effect. I will share tips for both. Painting is a totally different ball game than sketching, and we will explore how it differs from sketching in this lesson.

Part 6A - Painting Exercise

Part 6C - Painting Exercise

Part 6D - Painting Exercise

Part 6E - Painting Exercise
Parting Thoughts
1 Lecture 01:10
Before we part ...
About the Instructor
Shirish Deshpande
4.5 Average rating
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1,942 Students
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Shirish is a self taught artist based in a very populous city called Pune, in a very populous country called India.

Shirish works in the thriving Indian software industry since nearly two decades. But his art is his main passion (apart from family, books, movies, scuba diving and adventure sports, not necessarily in that order).

Shirish is actively involved in fine arts, graphic novels, animated graphic novels, and short film making, He woks in several media like pen & inks, watercolors, oil colors, acrylics and digital painting. He paints various themes like landscapes, figures, abstracts and urban sketches. He is an active member of the Urban Sketchers community.

Shirish regularly conducts workshops for sketching, and has participated in several exhibitions since 2016. His sketches and paintings are present in private collection in India as well as in other countries.