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  • 1. Figure Drawing More than ANY other subject matter, when we draw the human figure, we tend to ignore what we see and draw from our imagination. This is because the human figure is the most familiar of all subjects, which makes it difficult to approach it without preconceptions.
  • 2. Let’s look at three different types of figure drawing:  Gesture  Contour  Volume
  • 3. Gesture Drawing Purpose: To Capture the pose of the model in the quickest, most economical manner  Use drawing materials  Do a series of quick poses  Don’t be concerned with details
  • 4. Gesture Drawings
  • 5. Even 30second poses can capture the essential aspects of a figure.
  • 6. Contour Drawing Purpose: To become more aware of the outer edges of forms or figures.  Use drawing materials  Concentrate on the outside edge of the model or part of the body  Draw only when you are looking AT the model. You should look at the model more than you look at your paper.
  • 7. Contour Drawings
  • 8. • Contour drawings should describe outer AND inner contours. Lines may turn inwards to describe fabric folds and other details. Lines may change thicknesses to describe deep creases, shadowed areas, or subtle edges.
  • 9. Volume Drawing Purpose: To study the forms of the human figure  Use drawing materials  NO lines used (except for initial light sketch)  Notice how clothing drapes on the body. Visualize the way the neck, arms, shoulders, hips, legs, etc. join below the fabric.  Use a wide range of values to create depth, form, highlights, shadows, texture, etc.
  • 10. Volume Drawing Quick sketch Longer drawing
  • 11. Colored paper can add a great medium tone to the drawing.
  • 12. Add a dark color and a light color and let the medium-value paper do the rest of the work!
  • 13. Contour Bone Structure Volume
  • 14. Examples of what we’re doing:
  • 15. Gesture drawings
  • 16. Then contour drawings…
  • 17. Then volume drawings…
  • 18. …and some drawing on hand-tinted paper!