Practice Sessions #2: the Female Figure

July 16 - August 13 | Fridays 7-8.30PM

150 US$

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Practice Sessions: The Female figure

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.


Zoom: (I will set up a short Zoom session to discuss the materials needed and also practice connecting via Zoom).

Drawing paper: a pad of Strathmore Drawing, series 400, 12” by 18” or 11” by 14” or Strathmore Bristol vellum surface series 300, 11” by 14”; Strathmore charcoal paper toned, 12” by 18”. You can also use or experiment with any other brand and type of paper you like or have: Canson, Fabriano, etc. or buy paper by the sheet.

Compressed Charcoal in sticks and pencils. General's is a good and cheap brand. White chalk in pencils or sticks, General's again makes a very good and cheap chalk pencil. Vine charcoal in square sticks, preferably Nitram in soft and medium gradation (B and HB). Graphite pencils in HB-2B-4B gradations will suffice.

Blending stump, erasers (mars plastic, kneaded eraser, Chamois, General’s Factis mechanical eraser or Tombows Mono Zero mechanical eraser.

Red, black and white Conte crayon pastel or colored pencils. The red should be an earth red such as Venetian red or Indian red. And finally, sharpening tools and sand paper.