Think. Plan. Create... One Portfolio Piece At Time.

Basic Figure Drawing - Foundation Year

Student Objectives:

Provided with multiple lectures, examples, study guides, guided practices, and student resources, the students will develop a final figure drawing that shows all the percentages of a greyscale, from 100% white to 100% black, with all of the shapes and lines built up by contrast to a finished drawing of portfolio level.


Theory Task:
901- Prepare and present a portfolio.
906 - Participate in critiques of commercial art projects. 


Skill Task:
304 - Apply anatomy concepts in drawing.
306 - Produce illustrations using various media.
307 - Illustrate using value.

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Figure drawing is the art of sketching the human figure, often done live with a nude model who is standing or sitting in a pose that emphasizes the figure. This process helps the artist capture the essence of the human body's musculature, texture, and postures.

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Basic Figure Drawing

The human figure is likely the most complex form studied by visual artists. One of the reasons why it’s so challenging to study is because the human figure is essentially a single form that can be continually subdivided into many smaller forms, making for an extraordinarily complex system.

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Drawing A View From Your Window

Drawing from direct observation is also referred to as drawing from life. In this type of practice, the artist uses his/her medium of preference to draw a subject by observing it in real life as opposed to using a photograph as reference.

It's important to note that the subject can be anything the artist chooses, whether it's an arrangement of objects, the human figure, a landscape, animals or anything else that can be observed first-handedly.

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The Element Of Direction

The element of direction can have a powerful influence on the mood of a painting. It is something often overlooked, but making a conscience decision about the dominant direction in a painting can have a noticeable effect on the atmosphere of the work.

Sometimes the subject will dictate the dominant direction. Sometimes the subject will allow you to impose a direction on it.

Think.  Plan. Create... One Portfolio Piece At A Time.

Basic Figure Drawing - Foundation Year

Basic Figure Drawing

Drawing A View From Your Window

The Element Of Direction

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