Cgma : Analytical Figure Drawing : Beginner-Intermediate 1,2 (2013)
Beginner-Intermediate | 24h 39m | 2.82 GB
As students continue to develop a basic skill set throughout this course, a special emphasis will be placed on the understanding and application of those basics to the human figure. This course will emphasize a process based approach focusing on the analysis of form, construction, and perspective. This course will offer an in depth study of the figure and the surface anatomy while always maintaining a grounding in the artistic and principles of design.
Analytical Figure Drawing 1
Week 1: Lecture: Introduction of teacher/ Goals of class. Lecture on gesture and the development of a process.
Week 2: Lecture: Connections, Shape and Understanding the skeletal landmarks.
Week 3: Lecture: Head Drawing. Construction and design of the human head.
Week 4: Lecture: Muscles: Torso/trunk. Placing the anatomical shapes of the upper and lower torso based off the understanding of the skeletal landmarks.
Week 5: Lecture: Torso (2nd part).
Week 6: Lecture: The structure and anatomy of the legs.
Week 7: Lecture: The structure, design and anatomy of the upper arm and shoulders.
Week 8: Lecture: The structure, construction and design of the forearm.
Michael Hampton has been teaching classes related to the figure for close to ten years, focusing on teaching anatomy and figure drawing in a way that is specifically tailored to students entering the fields of animation, illustration, and game art.
This is the second Analytical Figure Drawing class offered through CGMA. As such, this course builds on the skills and information covered in the initial course, however challenges students to push those skills through the introduction of additional subject matter. In addition to covering parts not addressed in the first course (hand, feet, features, and drapery) this course will answer the basic question of “what to do with the figure?” This question will be put to the student through lectures on the execution/ use of tone and composition specifically.
Analytical Figure Drawing 2
Week 1: Lecture: Introduction of teacher/ Goals of class/ Review. Lecture will be on the use and understanding of drapery.
Homework: 25 drapery studies. (Ea. Set of 5 should be done from a different historical period or culture). Choose 5 of your best gestures to submit for critique and instructor feedback. Drawings may be scanned in and submitted or submitted as digital files done in photoshop. You may also upload one or more for student feedback on the class blog.
Week 2: Lecture: Anatomy and Construction of the Hands.
Homework: 25 Hand drawings. Drawings should follow in class process. Choose 2 of your best to submit for critique and instructor feedback.
Week 3: Lecture: Anatomy and Construction of the Feet.
Homework: 25 Feet constructions. Choose 2 of your best to submit for critique and instructor feedback.
Week 4: Lecture: Development of the features and overview of the neck and facial anatomy.
Homework: 20 Head studies including the anatomy of the face and neck as well as the features.
Week 5: Lecture: Intro to Lighting / Adding light and shadow to the face.
Homework: 25 tonal studies focusing on the face.
Week 6: Lecture: Lighting the Figure.
Homework: 25 Figure studies with light and shadow.
Week 7: Lecture: Composition 1 — Structuring the image. Homework: 25 Composition breakdowns looking at Old Masters.
Week 8: Lecture: Composition 2.
Homework: 25 Original arrangements.
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