Figure Painting Phase I Preview

In this phase we will again be placing the emphasis on limited palettes. We will start almost all first phases in painting this way.  The goal will be to familiarize yourself with value control, shape recognition, and edge control. Students will work from photos of the male and female casts, both front and back, as well as photos of the male and female model in the major poses. These will be straight on, three-quarter, profile, back, and reclining.  You will be using three different limited palettes: Burnt Umber Pick-out, Burnt Umber and White, and Phthalo Blue Black and White.

Lessons

  • Female Cast Front Pose Part I
  • Female Cast Front Pose Part II
  • Female Cast Back Pose
  • Male Cast Front Pose Part I
  • Male Cast Front Pose Part II
  • Male Cast Back Pose Part I
  • Male Cast Back Pose Part II
  • Male Photo Front Pose Part I
  • Male Photo Front Pose Part II
  • Male Photo Back Pose Part I
  • Male Photo Back Pose Part II
  • Female Photo 3/4 Pose
  • Female Photo Front Pose Part I
  • Female Photo Front Pose Part II
  • Female Photo Reclining Pose Part I
  • Female Photo Reclining Pose Part II
  • Closing Thoughts