20m Figure Layins with Erik Gist


Registration opens:
Wednesday October 26th, 2022 @ 8AM PT

Audit: Watch instructor warm up, demo and receive photo reference every week.

Full Participation: Watch instructor warm up, demo, receive photo reference AND receive instructor critique every week.

All videos will be available until two weeks after week 5 of the term.

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This class will use demo footage from Term 2 – 2021 Term. 

Instructor Critiques for Full Participation Students will be uploaded for viewing approximately one week after each class. 

Date : 8 Nov – 13 Dec

Length: 5 Weeks

Videos Uploaded: Tuesday 

Level :  Good for all levels

This class will focus on drawing the human figure in 20 minutes. We will focus on basic linear drawings and construction to help place the figure on the page to establish rhythm, structure and basic composition for the purposes of developing a longer drawing. Breaking down the figure into its basic elements and learning how to develop a quick, efficient and intuitive thought process is key. In this class you can expect to learn about the intuitive use of the Reilly Rhythms, anatomical information, quick analyzation and proportional drawing.


• Conte 1710b or Wolf’s Carbon 6B charcoal pencil

• Smooth Newsprint

• Single Edge Razor Blade

• Sanding Pad

• Kneaded Eraser

Erik Gist

Erik M. Gist received his B.A. from SDSU in 1998. He began studying with Jeff Watts in 1996, three years later he began to teach and has done so ever since. Erik has worked in the video game industry as a concept designer and 3-D artist and is now working as a freelance illustrator. Erik’s clients include Marvel Comics, D.C. Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Disney, Audible, Wizards of the Coast, Upperdeck, Boom! Studios, Palladium Books, Blizzard Entertainment, Viking Childrens Books, Monkey Brain Books, Quart Publishing, and Chiat-Day. His work can be seen in Spectrum: the best in fantastic art including a nomination in 2018, and Aphrodesia: art of the female form 1 . Along with a Spectrum nomination, he has been nominated for an Illie Award, a Pulp Ark Award, a Chesley Award, and multiple Horror Comic Awards including one win. For more information about Erik’s art please visit his website at www.erikgist.com.

Additional information

Class Type

Full Participation, Audit