Starting January 8, 2024
Animal Drawing is a two session course.
Part One is a Prerequisite for Part Two.
Each week of the class will focus upon a specific part of the body showing it’s basic construction and the anatomy related to it plus examples and demonstrations. The students will focus upon the elements discussed in the lectures, as will the crits. There is considerable overlapping as the various parts of the body are interconnect and a primary element in our drawing is the interaction of the various elements of anatomy in action.
1 & 2 General introduction, comparative anatomy of humans and animals, including an overview of the four legged animal skeleton basics.
3 & 4 Gesture and basic volumes applicable to all four legged mammals.
5 & 6 Cats and Dogs
7 & 8 Domestic animals
9 & 10 Zoo Animals
1 & 2 Horses - Movement natomy including proportions.
3 & 4 Drawing animals in action.
5 & 6 Birds
7 & 8 Approaches to rendering, using light and tone.
9 & 10 Advanced approaches to sketching and rendering animals using different media.