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.
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.
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.