Figure Drawing From Life Using The Reilly Technique.
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Figure Drawing From Life Using The Reilly Technique.

Learn to draw the figure from life in less than 45 minutes.
4.5 (923 ratings)
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46,303 students enrolled
Created by Donelli DiMaria
Last updated 11/2016
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn to draw from life using a modified gesture (Reilly) approach.
  • Also, this will teach an understanding of how to approach drawing from a structured format.
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Requirements
  • No previous knowledge or experience needed.
  • This method starts with a gesture/stick-figure approach which anyone can do from childhood.
  • Materials needed are inexpensive and require charcoal or carbon pencils (Wolff) and toned charcoal or pastel paper in addition to newsprint for practice.
Description

This Frank Reilly method drawing course in fifteen lectures covers the details of the "Reilly" drawing technique and demonstrations using it. This technique allows for complete figure drawings from life in less than 45 minutes. Starting with the lines of action and large abstract shapes, the course proceeds through small shapes, negative space, value, perspective, foreshortening, edge, line, details (face, hands and feet), and drapery on the figure. The final two lectures summarize the entire technique and give two examples using it to draw complete figures in under five minutes by Reilly Method Drawing. There are also five complete demonstrations using this technique done in 4- 7 minutes of figures drawn from life in a variety of positions. The driving principal behind this course is that the "whole is more important than the parts" which is the reason that I start with a gesture drawing and build on its structure until completion with anatomy and details. Also, I cover how to apply drapery to the figure using the same principles.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in learning to draw using a visual method.
  • Anyone interested in learning a method that many artists use in drawing a wide variety of subject matter.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 22 Lectures Collapse All 22 Lectures 02:33:53
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Step-by-Step Instruction Using the Reilly Technique
17 Lectures 02:05:24
This lecture summaries the figure drawing course and the sequence of the presented material.
Figure Drawing Class Introduction
04:05

Warning about nudity in video course and some motion due to hand held camera.

Figure Drawing Class Disclaimers
02:19

First in a series of instructional videos on figure drawing using the "Reilly" technique. This video introduces the technique with a discussion on lines of action and large abstract shapes related to the masses of the human body.

Figure Drawing Class #1:Large and Small Action Lines
05:57

Second in series of videos on the Reilly drawing technique. This video continues the discussion on lines of action and large shapes.

Figure Drawing Class #2: Action and Large Shapes
02:20

Third in a series of videos on figure drawing using the "Reilly" technique. This video continues the discussion on lines of action and large shapes.

Figure Drawing Class #3: Action and Large Shapes
04:19

Fourth in a series of instructional videos on figure drawing using the "Reilly" technique. This video covers using negative space and small shapes.

Figure Drawing Class #4: Negative Space and Small Shapes
05:05

Fifth in a series of instructional videos on figure drawing using the "Reilly" technique. This video covers value and lighting the model to create from.

Figure Drawing Class #5: Value (Light and Dark)
13:17

Sixth in a series of instructional videos on figure drawing using the "Reilly" technique. This video covers perspective and foreshortening.

Figure Drawing Class #6: Perspective and Foreshortening
10:45

Seventh in a series of instructional videos on figure drawing using the "Reilly" technique. This video continues with foreshortening using shape, edge, and value.

Figure Drawing Class #7: Depth with Shape, Edge, and Value
09:51

Eighth in a series of instructional videos on figure drawing using the "Reilly" technique. This video covers edge and line.

Figure Drawing Class #8: Edge and Line Weight
11:35

Ninth in a series of instructional videos on figure drawing using the "Reilly" technique. This video covers the details of the hands and feet.

Figure Drawing Class #9: Details (Hands and Feet)
08:12

Tenth in a series of instructional videos on figure drawing using the "Reilly" technique. This video continues the discussion on the details of drawing the feet.

Figure Drawing Class #10: Details (Hands and Feet)
05:07

Eleventh in a series of instructional videos on figure drawing using the "Reilly" technique. This video covers drapery on the figure following the form and the law of gravity.

Figure Drawing Class #11: Drapery
07:07

Twelveth in a series of instructional videos on figure drawing using the "Reilly" technique. This video covers the details of the face from four different positions including the eyes, nose, mouth and ears.

Figure Drawing Class #12: Details (Face)
16:49

Thirteenth in a series of instructional videos on figure drawing using the "Reilly" technique. This video covers extreme foreshortening of the head viewed from the top or bottom.

Figure Drawing Class #13: Details (Face-Foreshortening)
04:06

Fourteenth in a series of instructional videos on figure drawing using the "Reilly" technique. This videos reviews the "Reilly" technique from start to finish and presents a demonstration of a back nude pose using it.

Figure Drawing Class #14: Summary and Demo (Back)
08:45

Fifteenth in a series of instructional videos on figure drawing using the "Reilly" technique. This video continues with the review of the drawing course with another demonstration using a front nude pose.

Figure Drawing class #15: Summary and Demo (Side)
05:45
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Demonstrations Using the Reilly Technique
5 Lectures 28:29

Drawing demonstration using the Reilly technique in under 5 minutes of a front nude pose.

Demonstration #1: Front Female Nude (Seated)
05:38

Drawing demonstration using the "Reilly Technique" in under 5 minutes of a back nude pose.

Demonstration #2: Back Female Nude (Seated)
04:22

Drawing demonstration using the Reilly technique for a side nude pose.

Demonstration #3: Side Female Nude (Seated)
05:21

Drawing demonstration using the Reilly technique of a reclining nude pose.

Demonstration #4: Front Female Nude (Reclining)
07:31

Drawing demonstration using the Reilly technique of a standing female nude done in under 5 minutes.

Demonstration #5: Side Female Nude (Standing)
05:37
About the Instructor
Donelli   DiMaria
4.5 Average rating
1,378 Reviews
57,510 Students
4 Courses
Professional artist and teacher

Donelli J. DiMaria is a professional artist and teacher living in Santa Fe, NM. He has shown his paintings and drawings through out the US for the past twenty years in numerous galleries and juried/invited arts shows. Over the past four years, he has been in 14 group museum shows and has his work published in the "Artist's Magazine", "American Art Collector", and in "The Best of Portrait Painting" (North Light Books). He has been actively teaching the "Reilly" drawing and painting techniques for the past six years.