The skill of drawing, or mark making, is a basic form of human expression and a wonderful tool for change.
The aim of the Interpreting the Figure course is to enhance self-expression through figure drawing. As a means of finding the essence of the pose you will be encouraged to see and think differently. Tune into your five senses when responding to the natural world - it will heighten your awareness and assist to identify the essence of a subject. Ian will show you how to build your own practice from this foundational course.
...To those who say they are not creative, I say: To cook is to be creative. To draw is to paint; to garden is to write; to dance is to sing. The principles taught in Beyond the Line classes can be applied to everyday life and enhance your creative path. Firstly - choose your passion!
Lesson 1: Introduction
In this lesson, Ian de Souza takes you through setting up your workspace, mastering line control, marking out your boundaries and the importance of ratios.
Lesson 2: Tone Values, Lost & Found Edges
Discover how to bring light, shade and depth to your work and learn about lost and found edges.
Lesson 3: Composition, Balance & Harmony
Learn about positive and negative space and be aware of the strength of your light source.
Model poses: four five minute poses included
Recommended five minutes each, reduced to two minutes as you become more confident.
Feel free to pause at any time during the classes to practice your skills.
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