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


9/10Session 1 Gesture and Rhythm

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

9/17  Session 2
Land Mark Map & Basic Proportions

• 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

9/24  Session 3 Anatomical Focus: Rib Cage,
Muscles of Rib Cage and Pelvis

(Select and Adopt a Figurative Artists )
Sighting and Comparative Measure • Placement of Figure on Page /Figure Ground Plane relationship • Establish Consistent Eye Level • Maintain the integrity of line of action

10/1 Session 4  Anatomical Focus: Pelvis and Thigh
(Options for thesis project discussed)
Homework:
LD I: Four drawings in the sketchbook:
Two drawings with notes from Chapter on Ribcage
Two drawing with notes from Chapter on Pelvis and Thigh
Two from PDF on Ribcage (above)
Two from PDF on Pelvis and Thigh (above)
Scaling up and Grid systems

LDII: Linear Drawing of Ribcage and Pelvis only, 18x24in.
X-Ray Drawing Step One on  18x24in.

10/8 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
LDII: X-Ray Drawing Step Two


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

Session 6 Class Trip: details TBD Bring Your Sketchbooks!
Trips 1) Morgan Library Friday Night 2) Met Museum Saturday

0/15 Session 7 Anatomical Focus: Foot (Presentations OF ADOPTED ARTIST)

Homework:
LD I: Four drawings On a 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

 

10/22  (class does not meet)

 

10/29 Session 8 Anatomical Focus: Head Constructions (Linear) (Presentations OF ADOPTED ARTIST)

Procedure for drawing a head (long and short pose)
Homework:
LDI: 
ONE Linnear Self Portraits on a 18×24 in. page

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

11/5 Session 9 Value and Features of the Head

*Self Portrait Day*
(Presentations OF ADOPTED ARTIST)• Tonal values• Surface development (rate of curvature) • Limited value scale (stopped modeling)• Procedure for drawing a head (long and short pose)

Shading Techniques Graining• Hatching• Stumping•
Paper selections
Homework:
LDI Self Portrait #2:  Drawing from LIFE in mirror, using Stopped Modeling
LDII Drawing from LIFE in mirror, using toned paper, charcoal, white chalk, and using the medium value paper as the mid tones  (18×24 inches)

11/12 Session 10Expressive Figure Drawing

Two Hour Drawings
Critique & (Presentations OF ADOPTED ARTIST)
Experimentation with Materials • Charcoal and Conte on Toned Paper• Charcoal and Conte on Toned Paper• India Ink on smooth paper

LDI  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.

LDII Homework: METAMORPHOSIS SELF PORTRAIT
3 VIEWS including, HEAD, SHOULDERS, HANDS Continued.

 11/19  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 Begin Research for final drawing: Alter Ego
LDII: Homework: METAMORPHOSIS SELF PORTRAIT

11/ 26 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 source material, one paragraph (typed and emailed) regarding.
Examples, Cindy Sherman, Jack Castro

12/3 Session 13
Critique and Presentations on Adopted Artists
Long Pose (Nadine)
LD I  Homework: Alter Ego Study
LD II Homework: CONTINUED WORK ON FINAL DRAWING: ALTER EGO OR PERSONAL NARRATIVE

12/10 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

12/17 Session 15
Final Critique of Alter Ego and Final Personal Narrative 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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