Drawing the Foreshortened Figure with Ben M. Young


Registration Opens Sept 24th, 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.



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

Date : Oct 9, 2020 – Dec 18, 2020

Videos Uploaded: 12pm on Friday

Level : All Levels Welcome

This figure drawing class offers the opportunity to gain a more in-depth understanding of foreshortening of the human figure. Through use of specific measuring techniques and anatomical rhythms we will learn to solve the unique problems presented by the foreshortened figure. Exercises will be done primarily from the live model in poses ranging from 20 mins to 3hrs, with occasional studies done from handouts. Instructor demonstration and critiques will be standard.

Video Archives will be available livestream students until Jan 2nd.


• 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