Draped Figure Drawing with Ben Young


Registration Opens December 30th, 2020 at 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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Instructor Critiques for Full Participation Students will be uploaded for viewing approximately one week after each class. 

Date : Jan. 21- Feb 18th.

Length: 5 Weeks

Videos Uploaded: Thursdays at 12pm PST.

Level :  All Levels Welcome

Students will learn to redesign folds seen on a draped figure for better effect and composition, learning to make sense of the apparent randomness of natural folds and better understanding their dynamic relationship in the draped or costumed figure. Emphasis will be placed on gaining an in-depth understanding the dynamics of folds as they relate to the human figure. We will work in a tonal fashion to interpret from photo reference.


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

• Smooth Newsprint

• Single Edge Razor Blade

• Sanding Pad

• Kneaded Eraser

Ben M. Young

Ben Young has studied and taught at Watts Atelier for the past 20 years. He has worked as a freelance illustrator and conceptual designer. Clients include Sony Entertainment, Reflexive Entertainment, Upper Deck and Blizzard. Ben is currently working on his career in fine art. View more of Ben’s work at www.benmyoung.com

Additional information

Class Type

Full Participation, Audit