An introductory college level class on how to draw the human figure. Discusses proportion and anatomy through direct observation, and explores a variety of drawing media. This class meets for six (6) hours a week.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
Illustrate the figure in full with gestural linear analysis.
- Line quality
Demonstrate forms of line variation.
Apply correct proportions in a drawing by using measurement and sighting methods.
Apply measuring skills along with the gestural quality of the model to best compose a composition within the picture plane.
Create a body of work that emphasizes the illusion of 3D form through tonal gradations in charcoal.
Competently illustrate drawing the figure foreshortened in space.
Illustrate familiarity with the skeletal structure.
Illustrate an understanding of the skull and features of the human face.
Define and utilize vocabulary that relates to college drawing classes and basic anatomy
- Visual Overview
Discuss various artists’ figurative work and interpret techniques.
Assessment and Requirements
- A pre instruction drawing will be done the first day of class to compare with drawings done at the end of the semester
- Class participation
- Class discussion and critiques
- Portfolio review
- Quizzes and/or exams as determined by the instructor that will be described in the course syllabus