Updated Course Calendar

Oct 6 | Week 5

Proportion Continues: First Session with LIVE MODEL : Drawing what you SEE. Using what you KNOW.

NEW: Assignment 5

Oct 16 | Week 6

Light and Shade: Tonality studies of the Figure

DUE: Assignment 5

NEW: Assignment 6

Oct 20 | Week 7 :

Light and Shade: Tonality studies continue: Making distinct shadow shapes.

Proportion Continues: Front, Side, Back and 3/4 views of the Head

Midterm Review

DUE: Assignment 6

NEW Assignment 7 :  Front, Side, and 3/4 views of the Head.  Create a measurement guide to assist you in constructing a Self Portrait based on Photo Reference.  Focus on the Proportions.  Bring your guide and printed Photo Reference to class next week!

HINT:  Print a LARGE IMAGE. Use dramatic lighting and distinct shadow shapes to create visual  interest and to make the image easier to draw.

Sketchbook: Head Hunter! (Read Bridgemans on Heads and then FILL 4 PAGES FULL of Heads!

*Be sure ALL previous course weeks sketchbook pages have been filled!

Oct 27 | Week 8 : Midterm Portfolio Due*

Light and Shade: Tonality studies of Human head, Facial Features and Perspective

Work in class Assignment:  Using Measurement Guides and Photo Reference, Draw a self portrait.  Use dramatic lighting and distinct shadow shapes.

Complete as Homework Assignment 8.

Sketchbook: Head Hunter! (Read Mike Matessi on Heads and then FILL 4 PAGES FULL of Heads!

DUE: Portfolio : 5 – 7 of your best drawings

NEW Assignment 8 : Dramatic Self Portrait : Using your measurement guide coupled with careful observation and good reference.  Complete the self portrait you began in class.  Be sure to use dramatic lighting and a full range of value.

Nov 3 | Week 9

Drawing Heads and Hands.

DUE Assignment 8

NEW Assignment 9 : Dramatic Portrait : Lets take another crack at drawing the human head! Using your measurement guide coupled with careful observation and good reference.  Complete the self portrait you began in class.  Be sure to use dramatic lighting and a full range of value.

Buy Toned Paper for next weeks class and HW

Sketchbook: Hands! (Read Bridgemans and Hogarth on Hands and Feet and then FILL 4 PAGES FULL Studies!

 

 

Nov 10 | Week 10

Drawing Hands and Feet & Tonal Drawing of the Human Figure.

DUE: Assignment 9

NEW: Assignment 10 : Pose reference Study РSeries of Photos pose guide. Bring in next week use in Class (2 week project)

Hint: Feel free to use props etc. and Interact with the environment.  

(Begin in class) Choose 1 of your poses, develop into long pose from reference.

You may choose to Superimpose the skeleton onto your figure!

Shoot Additional reference for this image!  Create more dramatic lighting, and shoot close ups for specific problematic areas! Hands, feet, head etc.  Be sure to recreate EXACT pose and lighting conditions.

Nov 17| Week 11

Drawing The Human Figure on Site with Perspective and Scale

DUE: Assignment 10

NEW: Assignment 11: Human Figure Long pose from Reference on Toned Paper

Using the toned paper, Choose 1 of your poses to develop into a long pose drawn from reference.

You may choose to Superimpose the skeleton onto your figure!  You may choose to use props or add additional elements as long as the figure is the main subject matter.

Shoot Additional reference for this image!  Create more dramatic lighting, and shoot close ups for specific problematic areas! Hands, feet, head etc.  Be sure to recreate EXACT pose and lighting conditions.

Nov 21*| Week 12 *Tuesday follows Friday Schedule

The Human Figure with objects in an Environment , Learning to consider composition and staging

DUE: Assignment 11

NEW: Assignment 12

Nov 24 | THANKSGIVING RECESS | NO CLASS

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