Open Drawing Session 14 Drawing the Torso.
The male and female torso will be the subject of this new series of Open Drawing Sessions. In this first class, we will study and compare the male and female ribcage and pelvis from the front view to understand their specific structural and anatomical characteristics.
Portrait Drawing - The secret of the old masters is simple: draw a lot!
In this five, 3 hour-weekly sessions we will create a variety of portraits drawing from photographic references, copying works from the masters and preparing a few self-portraits, We will use a variety of traditional portraits techniques, practice a variety of measuring methods and tonal rendering, and study the structure of the head and positioning of the facial features from a variety of angles.
You asked, we listened, “Drawing with the Masters 6” will start on July 13.
Drawing with the Masters has become a gym where we can exercise our mind and technical skills but also socialize with fellow artists. Copying from Old (and Young) masters, is a great way to practice and learn a variety of drawing techniques and stimulate creativity.
Following the input of recent students, (thank you Francie) I am also introducing a new feature: “drawing in the style of…”, where the students will practice creating a couple of original drawings in the style of one or more of the Masters’ art we will work from, during the 5 weeks of duration of the course.
In this on line, 5-week course, the students will enjoy painting watercolor landscapes from photographic references, a good way of taking a vacation, virtually traveling the world, enjoying beautiful landscapes.
In this 5- three hour sessions ourse, the students will paint a variety of landscapes, practice rendering trees, grass, sky, water and all possible subjects that can be encountered in landscape painting. We will also practice fundamental watercolor techniques, such as watercolor washes, gradations, texture, wet on wet, wet on dry, dry brush and more.
The previous Practice Session course focused on analyzing the structure, the anatomy and the superficial forms of the male body starting from Michelangelo’s David and moving on to a photograph.
This Practice Session is dedicated to the Female Figure, using the same systematic approach, from the deep structural and anatomical aspects of the female body to the external forms and eventually the creation of a figure drawing where we will practice tonal rendering and drawing techniques in general.
My Video Courses
These videos are designed so that you can draw along with me and learn as you go. As I draw, you can copy what i do, you can stop the video in case you need to and take your time, restart the video and resume drawing. This way, you will have ample time to practice drawing and understand the anatomical characteristics of the human body.