Figure Drawing 2
Figure Drawing 2
Figure Drawing 2
Figure Drawing 2
Vilppu Academy

Figure Drawing 2

Regular price $900.00 $0.00

Starting June 24, 2024

In Figure Drawing 2 the course will expand upon the tools presented in Figure Drawing 1 with the introduction of both technical and aesthetic drawing elements. The emphasis on each element introduced is to enhance the range of tools that you may use to achieve your artistic needs. This includes designing the shapes, use of accents and atmosphere as well as specific problems of foreshortening, tonal control, and rhythm. A further discussion of the use of rhythm as a compositional tool in drawing. In addition the use of the clothed figure will be introduced in conjunction with diagramming space.

Figure Drawing Two Class Outline

Week 1 Development of form shape to push gesture. 
In Figure Drawing 1 the emphasis in capturing the gesture was primarily line. In this lesson I am focusing on how the shape of the forms are used in conjunction with line to push the gesture. 

Week 2 Moving into interior of form from contour
It is often important to maintain a particular contour or external shape for compositional reasons. In this lessons I am focusing upon the use of tone as a means of developing the interior of the form without changing the contour 

Week 3 Foreshortening 
How to work with the foreshortened figure, the primary principles in using form that give us a sense of depth. Focus upon the construction of forms to create dramatic poses in space. The use of distortion for artistic goals. 

Week 4 Atmosphere
Traditional use of tone in creating a feeling of atmosphere as well as modern applications in both and Western and Oriental Art. 

Week 5 The application of tonal control
as a means of giving a sense or realism to your drawing. 

Week 6 Accents
where and how to use them. The use of accents to push the gesture of the figure, as well as helping to create of vitality to your drawing. The use of accents in direct lighting as a means of creating an airy or sparkling quality. 

Week 7 Rhythm
as a compositional and expressive tool and major design element, with examples from both the old masters 19th and 20th centuries. 

Week 8 Using Drapery
the Clothed Figure. Developing an approach to drawing the clothed figure from imagination, including an introduction to the 7 basic folds. Constructed Figure with drapery added. 

Week 9 Continuing the use of Drapery
it’s application in drawing the gesture from both the model and imagination. 

Week 10 Diagraming space
In this final lesson of Figure Drawing 2, the emphaysis will be on the mechanics of Diagraming space

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Andrea Christen

As a professional illustrator and passionate artist I highly recommend studying with Glenn. Choose the subject which is most interesting to you and start from there. Over the years I have attended Figure Drawing One and Two, Composition One and Two, Head Drawing, Head Painting and Anatomy. Some of these several times. All of Glenn’s lessons and critiques helped me to improve my drawing and painting skills with the tools he provides. His videocritiques with comments and recommendations are very important for me to improve my skills.
After almost ten years of studying with Glenn my toolbox of Vilppu drawing tools (which I use without rules) is still growing and I cherish every part of it. I use what I have learned every day and it is a pleasure to have it because I love to draw from imagination.
Glenn's courses have helped improve my drawing skills in many ways. I have achieved goals that I dreamed of and there are more on my list which I can tackle with my improved skills. Thank you Glenn.

Ian McCartor
A powerful stepping stone

This course is a wonderful resource to continue deepening your knowledge of the human form. (Figure 1 is the best place to start) What makes Glenn such a great teacher is his ability to share in steps that make growth most accessible. Let's face it, the human body is one of the most challenging and beautiful subjects of art. This particular course is a great next step for those on their way to mastery. I HIGHLY recommend!!

Renato de Guia
The Next Step

So, you can draw the figure... what can you do with it? In Figure 2, I learned more tools like atmosphere, accents, drapery, rhythm, space. I made an effort to draw from imagination or when using a reference photo or a live model, there was a conscious effort not to copy. As I stated in previous reviews, I had to unlearn years of copying and my heavy-handed drawing technique. With all the tools, I was able to do more with the figure and the last assignment was just awesome!

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