Analytical Figure Drawing

Analytical Figure Drawing

  • Price: $699 | Pay with installments.
  • Pre-Reqs: Good drawing foundation.
  • Materials: Optional - Photoshop/Wacom tablet or equivalent
    Sketchbook (any size) pencils (preferably prismacolor pencils) and/or a wacom tablet, Scanner or Camera to scan or photograph homework assignments

    Recommended Texts:

    -Figure Drawing: Design and Invention

    -Vilppu Drawing Manual

    -Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life

Course Description:

As students continue to develop a basic skill set throughout this course, a special emphasis will be placed on the understanding and application of those basics to the human figure. This course will emphasize a process based approach focusing on the analysis of form, construction, and perspective. This course will offer an in depth study of the figure and the surface anatomy while always maintaining a grounding in the artistic and principles of design. *DISCLAIMER*: This class requires students to be at least age 18 to participate. If you are under age, you must provide parental written consent to take our courses. You may send us this request to 2d.registration@cgmasteracademy.com.

Course Format: Standard
Length: 8 Weeks.
Lectures: Pre-Recorded each week
Assignment: Deadlines each week.
Feedback: Individual recorded.
QandA: Once a week
*For classes with less than 6 students feedback may be provided during the live QandA session.



Christian Nacorda

 

Week 1: Gesture Drawing. Drawing the figure in a minimized, abstracted, organization of line emphasizing movement, proportion, and anatomy

 

Week 2: Using the skeletal system to organize and interpret the gesture into volumes and perspective while in proper proportion.

 

Week 3: Basic Construction of the Head. Using the landmarks of the skull to show form and find perspective.

 

Week 4: The Muscles of the Torso. Defining and covering the shapes and functions of the muscles of the front and back of the torso.

 

Week 5: The Muscles of the Hip and Upper Leg. Defining and covering the shapes and functions of the muscles and tendons of the hip and upper leg.

 

Week 6: Muscles of the Lower Leg and Foot. Defining the shapes and functions of the muscles and tendons of the lower leg and foot.

 

Week 7: Muscles of the Shoulder and Upper Arm + Part one of the Rendering Sub-lecture. Defining the shapes and functions of the muscles of shoulder and upper arm.

 

Sub-lecture pt.1: lighting the head and applying what has been learned to figure drawing.

 

Week 8: Muscles of the Forearm and Hand + Part 2 of the Rendering Sub-lecture. Defining the shapes and functions of the muscles of the forearm and hand.

 

Sub-lecture pt.2: lighting the full figure and applying what has been learned to figure drawing.

Rey Bustos

 

Always use master drawings or Paintings for reference. Examples to look at: Repin Academy (Russian academic) , French academic such as Pierre Paul Prud’hon. Other examples popular with my students are: Michelangelo’s “David”, the works of: Andrea del Sarto, Raphael, Tiepolo, Pontormo. The Repin Academy seems to have countless examples, GOOGLE them.

 

Week 1: Lecture on basic structure, intro to class, objectives and format. Examples of mannequin and main frame including “Kite” of figure explained.

 

Week 2: Muscles 1-8, legs and feet. Draw both legs as shown. Scan,overlay drawing and reference to an opacity whereby you can see both, color and label . Draw 20 feet, pick 4 best feet. Traditional or digital, traditional, graphite preferred.

 

Week 3: Muscles 9-22, Thighs and gluteals. Front view and back view. Draw front and back views, scan, layer, color, label.

 

Week 4: Front torso, Muscles 23-25, also include 23 cut on one side ,illustrate peel back of the abdominal aponeurosis to show the rectus abdominus on one side. Include: #33 (Deltoid),and #27 (Serratus Anterior). Include Pyramidalis and Infraclavicular Fossa

 

Week 5: Back and Shoulder Muscles 26-33. This week you must draw the back with two sides, one side (you choose) will be the deep muscles,26,27,28,29,30 and Sacrospinalis forms,medial and lateral. One side will be the superficial muscles over the deep ones. Include labeling the Triangle of Auscultation. Remember to label it “Triangle of Auscultation with Rhomboids inside”

 

Week 6: Arms. I will include the reference this week. Muscles 34-49. Note, in the “Crucifixion” pose, include the teres major and latissimus dorsi.

 

Week 7: Head and neck.

 

Week 8: Full body front and back. Include all of the muscles on your sheet EXCEPT do not include the facial muscles.

Ron Lemen

 

Week 1:Introduction of teacher/ Goals of class. Lecture on gesture and the development of a process.

 

Week 2:Connections, Shape and Understanding the skeletal landmarks.

 

Week 3:Head Drawing. Construction and design of the human head.

 

Week 4:Muscles: Torso/trunk. Placing the anatomical shapes of the upper and lower torso based off the understanding of the skeletal landmarks of the forearm.

 

Week 5:Torso (2nd part).

 

Week 6:The structure and anatomy of the legs.

 

Week 7:The structure, design and anatomy of the upper arm and shoulders.

 

Week 8:The structure, construction and design of the forearm.

February 3rd, 2018 - April 8th 2018 + 4 weeks of content review

Christian is currently teaching observational drawing, fundamentals of design, sculpting for animation, painting, at the Art Institute Inland Empire as well as Anatomy for animation at Norco College. He was a sculptor at Atomic Monkey working on merchandise for such franchises as the Simpsons, Family Guy, Uncharted, Halo, and Bioshock. Christian is credited as a maquette sculptor in two Disney feature films: Chicken Little, and Meet the Robinsons.

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Ron Lemen

Lectures by Ron Lemen

February 3rd, 2018 - April 8th 2018 + 4 weeks of content review

Ron Lemen has been a concept designer and art director in the video game industry for 10 years with dozens of clients including Sony, Activision, Ubi Soft, Mattel and more. Now freelancing full-time, his clients have included Blizzard, Lucas Arts, Transworld Media, Activision, Upper Deck, Dragon Lance, White Wolf, Time Warner, Wizards of the Coast, Image Comics, Birdhouse Projects, Ride Snowboards, Disney, and more.

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February 3rd, 2018 - April 8th 2018 + 4 weeks of content review

Rey Bustos has been an illustrator since 1989 working in freelance and education. He has taught at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Arts, Disney/Pixar and has been working at Disney Feature Animation for almost 10 years as a staff instructor and trainer. He is currently a teacher at the Art Center, California State University and Disney Feature Animation.

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