My third semester of giving life drawing classes starts today … and people don’t pay for me to tell them, “Draw figures for 4 years and keep up the daily practice.” (Although, I do mention that in the breaks, if somebody is so foolhardy to ask.)
That’s why I attempt to set up a curriculum every semester.
As last year I heard quite often (even if only from a few individuals) that they had been expecting more anatomy, I’m introducing more anatomy (even if I’m not the expert). I may have a few clever insights for the one or other and we can learn from each others mistakes.
Here’s the plan for the 10 week course:
- Explore proportions
- Gestural drawing, finding rhythm
- Ribcage and pelvis
- Shoulders, arms, hands
- Legs, bottom, feet
- Perspective for life drawers
- Portrait, the face, the head
- Light and shade
- Blind drawing, contours
- Facial expression
The topics currently fit very well to the models I’ve managed to get in advance and every session has a different model, which I think is grand.
To finish this post off, here are some of my latest gesture drawings, I have now drawn gestures for way over 500 hours. I started slowly in August 2014. I now often draw longer (90 second) poses, but this morning I tried out 45 second poses again.