Figure Drawing - Full Body Drawing
Basic Drawing Tools – Hours: 20
Students will draw the Figure
As children, we generally learn how to copy from photos, but as we make our way into college our subjects become more dimensional. Drawing a live figure in front of us is a much harder technique.
After completion of the lecture and the class exercises, 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.
901- Prepare and present a portfolio.
906 - Participate in critiques of commercial art projects.
304 - Apply anatomy concepts in drawing.
306 - Produce illustrations using various media.
307 - Illustrate using value.
Second Year Project:
Lecture - Gesture Drawing (20 - 30 minutes)
Even though gesture drawings tend to have a more sketch-like quality they still give an excellent opportunity for you to use one or two of these drawing in your portfolio.
Activity - Complete 3- 4 different 45-minute drawings (4 to 6 hours)
Instructions: You can use your phone to find images to draw from.
1. The first pose will be done in pencil pick a softer lead pencil 4B - 6B
2. The second drawing will be done marker or pen and ink
3. Try using a thin brush and playing with color
4. Optional medium, try charcoal or pastels or chalk
The goal is to end up with 4 solid drawings
The drawings that you do, are to be quick - 30 - 45 minutes a piece the end result is to use your 4 of your best drawings and mount them for your portfolio
Lecture - Figure Drawing Final (20 - 30 minutes)
You will have an opportunity to complete a solid final figure 2 drawing
of 3 days of different 2 hour poses each day.
Activity - Complete 2 figure drawings for your portfolio out of the three days
1. First pose will be done in pencil
2. Second drawing will be done marker or pen and ink
3. Try using some different mediums - a thin brush playing with color?
Students must be prepared to make a major commitment. It is our assumption that students entering the program are here to lay a foundation for a career in a design field and will be required to meet rigorous and stringent standards. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are required as is the ability to read and analyze. Serious students will find that the program will provide them with an excellent opportunity to develop the skills necessary to succeed in the job market or advance in education.
Year Two, Project Overview:
Develop a drawing of a still life using objects in your room. The drawing should show an understanding of the style of this artist and the Post Impressionism movement.
A Central Montco Technical High School Program!
Experimental Project: Level/Year Two
Project Name: Caricature Design
Create an illustration of a famous person of your choice.
Background / Overview:
This illustration can be done however you choose to do the artwork, but remember that you need to pick someone that everyone can recognize, pick an easily identifiable character.
What is the objective, the purpose of the Illustration? Design the cover art for people magazine
18 to 45 years of age.
Additional info & insights:
Make sure that your subject matter is appropriate for a school portfolio.