Instructor Critiques for Full Participation Students will be uploaded for viewing approximately one week after each class.
Date : Oct 8, 2020 – Dec 17, 2020
Videos Uploaded: 12pm on Thursday
Level : All Levels Welcome
Figure Quicksketch is a great way to develop one’s ability to skip steps and judge proportions, distances, and angles accurately and without the need to stop and measure. Gaining these abilities requires developing an intuitive understanding of plumb lines, negative shapes, and angles. The first half of the term will focus on the use of these tools to create gesture and structural type quicksketch figure drawings. The second half of the term will focus on how to skip key steps and use a more tonal and shadow mapped approach. This class will consist of 5 minute, 3 minute, and 2 minute figure poses at different times throughout the term.
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
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.