Mr. Barnstone doesn't teach how to draw a figure, where exactly place a line, but he teaches how to see. This is the most important step to enhance drawing. I would definitely recommend this course.
Introduction to Figure Drawing Single Lecture Download
The purpose of this illustrated lecture is to provide art students with an overview of the drawing devices, conventions, and the systems employed by master artists to construct drawings of the human figure. To quote Edgar Degas: “A picture is something which requires as much knavery, trickery and deceit as the perpetration of a crime, (because)an artist does not draw what he sees, but what he must make others see.”
Through the discussion, and analysis, of master drawings, and the work of students, I introduce and explain why it is that master a draughtsman never copy what he sees.
The current fascination with the faithful reproduction of appearances is an undertaking that would discourage a master draughtsman from picking up a pencil: no one ever drew what they saw. Artists do not copy what they see.
Individual downloads and DVDs are available for convenience and affordability.
Each item is part of a lecture series and is recommended to be watched in the following order:
Drawing & Design Lectures 1-10
Golden Section Lecture
Figure Drawing Lecture
The Palette Control Color Theory Lectures 1-7.*
*If viewed separately from the Drawing & Design Lectures, follow up with the Gold Section Lecture.
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