Figure Drawing for Illustrators
Students will be able to portray the implied movement, gesture, silhouette, and shape-expression of the human figure as well as have a more refined aesthetic sensitivity and a greater understanding of design principles. Students will have the ability to emulate past and contemporary masters in developing energetic and spontaneous qualities in line and shape.
Structure and Proportion
Students will be able to draw the human model as a simplified manikin in a variety of poses and demonstrate an understanding of the three dimensional structure and basic proportions of the human figure. Students will have the ability to identify major anatomical landmarks and apply sight-measurement techniques to conceptualize and construct the figure in its essential tubular forms.
Form and Value
Students will be able to express how light describes the human form through contrast and chiaroscuro effects, as well as preserve spontaneity, energy, and accuracy while working from sustained poses. Students will have the ability to portray the appearance of mass and form with simple shapes using value changes to indicate halftones, highlights, shadows, and reflected light.
Theory, Context, and Analysis
Students will be able to discuss historical contexts and contemporary ideas about representational life drawing and critically analyze their own and other's work.
Methods and Materials
Students will be able to observe, perceive, and conceptualize the human form and more proficiently implement fundamental drawing techniques using mediums such as pastel, charcoal, graphite, and ink. Students will have the ability to craft a professional portfolio presentation and maintain a sketchbook for their observational studies and creative process.