Intermediate Figure Drawing
CLASS NAME: Intermediate Figure Drawing
(Capturing the reality and character of the figure)
INSTRUCTOR: Mark Dixon – http://markdixonart.com/
DESCRIPTION: Life drawing from the figure (discreetly clothed). Learning to get a solid foundation in figure drawing, learning to observe closely and capture proportions, shapes and values accurately. Also to capture the character and attitude of the model.
GOALS: To capture the reality and character of the pose, and to add to the confidence and skill of all in the class.
DATES AND TIMES: Saturday’s in April (4, 11, 18, 25) 9:30am to 12:30pm
MATERIALS NEEDED BY THE STUDENT: Drawing tablets with backing board (Meiningers’s has all supplies). Drawing tablets should be 18 x 24, suggesting one newsprint tablet and one with better paper (Strathmore Series 400 is good)
Charcoal or carbon pencils (not graphite) in hard to soft (B to 8B is suggested). Wolff carbon pencils are what I use with the addition of “General” charcoal pencils in medium and soft. Vine charcoal is not recommended as really accurate values and details are much more difficult to achieve.
Also kneaded erasers, sharpening tool, and sandpaper pad or medium piece of sandpaper.
REQUIREMENTS: Some experience with figure drawing very helpful but not required. No photos of the model.
RESOURCES: Several easels available, but bring your own if you want. You can also draw from sitting if you wish, chairs available.
EVALUATION: Emphasis on one-on-one instruction and help.