You will learn about human proportions and continue to practice and refine the general drawing skills that you learned in Drawing Bootcamp. New skills such as sighting techniques, gesture drawings, and ways to capture the pesky illusion of foreshortening will be addressed.
You will be exploring the work of Kehinde Wiley. His portraits are based on photographs of people who assumed powerful poses pulled from master works of art. YOU will be photographed in a pose carefully selected from art history. The background of your work will support the figure and influence the content of the work as a whole.
REMEMBER - all art lessons are CUMULATIVE - you will need to use and refine everything that you have learned and practiced so far, in order to see the most progress in your work.
- Continue to practice and refine observation and contour drawing skills by using the figure as a subject
- Learn “gesture” and other figure drawing methods.
- Learn correct body proportions as measured by “heads”
- Learn sighting methods to help measure and place the figure accurately on the paper
- Apply knowledge of line quality to a final contour drawing the figure
- Learn about Kehinde Wiley and create a finished piece inspired by his work.
- Compare the final figure drawing with the one you completed in the Art Skills Inventory...do you see any improvement?
Kehinde Wiley: Artist's modern twist to Old Masters' portraits
Curator's Choice: Kehinde Wiley's “The World Stage: Israel”
Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace (this one is long)
Drawing the Figure
Cartoon Fundamentals: How to Draw a Cartoon Body