Edgar Degas, Reclined Nude, Study for Scene of War in the Middle Ages 1865

Welcome, Please find your syllabus and materials list below:

Life Drawing I   Life Drawing II  Materials List

Course Out Line and Homework


1/28 Session 1
Gesture and Rhythm

Homework: Gather all supplies and text • Line Action • Flow • Rhythmic relationship

2/4  Session 2
Land Mark Map & Basic Proportions and Anatomical Focus: Rib Cage,
• Proportional Cannon of 7.5 headed figure • Skeletal and Muscular Landmarks • Main Masses of Human Form

• Basics • Relationships of the main masses as simple geometric forms • Artificial center applied to three main masses • Comparative Measure

2/11  Session 3
Anatomical Focus:

Muscles of Rib Cage and Pelvis,
and Pelvis and Thigh

Sighting and Comparative Measure • Placement of Figure on Page /Figure Ground Plane relationship • Establish Consistent Eye Level • Maintain the integrity of line of action
Homework:

LD I: Four drawings in the sketchbook:
Two drawings with notes from Chapter on Ribcage
Two from PDF on Ribcage (above)

LDII: Linear Drawing of Ribcage and Pelvis only, 18x24in.

X-Ray Drawing Step One on  18x24in.

Pelvis and Thigh
Homework:
LD I: Four drawings in the sketchbook:

Two drawing with notes from Chapter on Pelvis and Thigh
Two from PDF on Pelvis and Thigh (above)
Scaling up and Grid systems
LDII: X-Ray Drawing Step Two

2/15 Session 4 CLASS Trip (Advance make-up class for March 4th)
4:30 pm NYAA, Andy Warhol: By Hand
6:30 pm Morgan Library Invention and Design

2/18 No Class Martin Luther King Day

2/25 Session 5  Anatomical Focus: Knee and Lower Leg
PDF Homework: DRAWING KNEE AND LOWER LEG
Morphology of the Figure• Main form boundaries• Main form boundaries• Optical boundaries• Peaks of the form• Projected boundaries• Overlaps and Foreshortening

Homework:
LD I: Four drawings in your sketchbook:

Two with notes from Chapter on Knee and Lower Leg
& two from PDF on Knee and Lower Leg

LD II:Homework:  MULTIPLE FIGURES IN PERSPECTIVE

Mulitple Figures in Perspective II

Below is a link to a video, click the link and watch to gain a clearer understanding of MULTIPLES IN PERSPECTIVE project.

https://youtu.be/sXDtrBOK9ns   Perspective Video

3/4 Session 6   (class does not meet)

3/11 SPRING BREAK (class does not meet)

3/18 Session 7 Anatomical Focus: Foot
Homework:
LD I: Four drawings On an 18×24″ piece of Drawing Paper

Two from the Baumes PDF of Feet & two from Life
LDII:
Two feet from Life
Homework: MULTIPLE FIGURES IN PERSPECTIVE

3/25 Session 8 Anatomical Focus:
Head Constructions
Procedure for drawing Head

(long and short pose)(Linear)
Homework:
LDI: ONE Linnear Self Portraits on an 18×24 in. page

One of drawing & notes, Chapter 8: Neck and (Head 109-204)
LDII:  ONE Linnear Self Portrait on an 18×24 in. page
Finish Multiple Figures in Perspective

4/1 Session 9  *Self Portrait Day*
Value and Features of the Head
• Procedure for drawing heads (long and short pose)
• Tonal values• Surface development (rate of curvature) • Limited value scale (stopped modeling)
Shading Techniques Graining• Hatching• Stumping•
Paper selections
Homework:
LDI Self Portrait #2: Drawing from LIFE in a mirror, using toned paper, charcoal, white chalk, and using the medium value paper as the mid tones  (18×24 inches)
LDII Self Portrait #2 Drawing from LIFE in a mirror, using toned paper, charcoal, white chalk, and using the medium value paper as the mid tones  (18×24 inches)

4/8 Session 10 Expressive Figure Drawing
(Select and Adopt a Figurative Artists )
Critique
Experimentation with Materials • Charcoal and Conte on Toned Paper• Charcoal and Conte on Toned Paper• India Ink on smooth paper (next week, please bring WC or Ink and soft brushes)

LDI And LDII Homework:  A three-quarter Self-portrait from LIFE in a mirror, using toned paper, white and medium value paper OR Paper of your choice that is 18×24 inches.

4/22  Session 11 Two Hour Drawings
Anatomical Focus: Shoulder Girdle & Arm

Homework: Two drawings with notes from Chapters 5&6: Shoulder Girdle and Arm

LDI: Two from Pdf’s And Begin Research for final drawing: Alter Ego: Sketches of Alter Ego in Sketchbook

LDII: Homework: Multi-view (example: Jenny Saville)
SELF PORTRAIT
3 VIEWS including, HEAD, SHOULDERS, HANDS Continued.

4/15 Session 12
 Anatomical Focus: Lower Arm & Hand  Hands Osti
LD I Homework:

Two drawings of Hands from Pdf of Hands And Two drawing of your own hand on 18x 24 in. paper, medium your choice.

Begin Research for final drawing: Alter Ego

LD II Homework:
¾ life self-portrait and Research for final drawing: 
Alter Ego or Personal Narrative 6 drawing in sketchbook and collection of the source material, one paragraph (typed and emailed) regarding.
Examples, Cindy Sherman, Jack Castro

4/26 Session 13
Critique and Presentations on Adopted Artists
Long Pose
LD I  Homework: Alter Ego Study
LD II Homework: CONTINUED WORK ON FINAL DRAWING: ALTER EGO OR PERSONAL NARRATIVE

5/6 Session  14 Portfolio Review
Long Pose 
LD I  Homework: Alter Ego Study
LD II Homework: CONTINUED WORK ON FINAL DRAWING: ALTER EGO OR PERSONAL NARRATIVE

5/13 Session 15
Final Critique of Alter Ego and Final Personal Narrative 

All Sections: Choose 4 drawings from class. Using a piece of Tracing Paper, draw Boxes over the three main masses.

Watch this video for more inspiration

Three Main Masses of Body, by Chester Chien

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