Figure Drawing Essentials: Foreshortening with Brian Knox


Registration Opens March 1st, 2021 at 8am PST

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 : Mar 17th – Apr 14th

Length: 5 Weeks

Videos Uploaded: Wednesdays at 12pm PST

Level :  All Levels Welcome

Creating depth in an image is called foreshortening. When applied to figure drawing, foreshortening can make figures more dynamic and help them appear to exist in three dimensional space. Figure Drawing Essentials: Foreshortening will introduce students to the concept of foreshortening through a series of exercises the first week while weeks 2 through 5 will consist of warm ups and demonstrations utilizing foreshortened figure poses. This class is great for beginners and advanced students alike.


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

• Smooth Newsprint

• Single Edge Razor Blade

• Sanding Pad

• Kneaded Eraser

Brian Knox

Brian Knox began studying full time at the atelier in 2012 and began teaching in 2015. As a student his emphasis was on logical and simple head and figure construction. As an instructor his dedication to teaching full time has allowed him to focus on finding clear explanations for complicated concepts and, when combined with his gestural/structural approach to head and figure drawing, has helped countless students tackle difficult subjects over the last 5 years. Brian’s ultimate goal is to produce a series of head and figure drawing books that rival those of the great instructors of the past (i.e. Bridgman, Loomis) but in a more modern format. Each term brings him one step closer to realizing that goal.

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Class Type

Full Participation, Audit