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Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 15, 2013
Duration
1h 51m
Description

In this tutorial, we'll learn how you can start, or add new techniques to create detailed human-figure drawings. We'll begin this process by introducing a photo of the model we'll be drawing from and learn how we can establish the overall pose with basic lines of action. Following this we'll explore capturing the model's form through different gesture drawing exercises. From here we'll break down one of our gesture drawings into a series of simple shapes to create an armature to draw our contour lines around and refine the form's shape and proportion. Following this we'll begin to map the prominent shadows and add volume to the form by building up our values. Finally, we'll spend some time blending values and refining the overall form of our figure drawing. Software required: Photoshop CS6.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi I'm Kurt and I'll be your instructor as we walk through a series of lessons focusing on some different techniques to capture the form when drawing the human figure. We'll begin this process by introducing a photo of the model we'll be drawing from and learn how we can establish the overall pose with basic lines of action. Following this we'll explore capturing the model's form through different gesture drawing exercises. From here we'll break down one of our gesture drawings into a series of simple shapes to create an armature to draw our contour lines around and refine the form's shape and proportion. Following this we'll begin to map the prominent shadows and add volume and form by building up our values. Finally, we'll spend some time blending values and refining the overall form of our figure drawing by utilizing the exercises and techniques in this course you'll be able to get started drawing your own figures with confidence while having fun. So with that, we'll get started in our next lesson.