Instructor Critiques for Full Participation Students will be uploaded for viewing approximately one week after each class.
Date : Jan. 21- Feb 19th.
Length: 5 Weeks
Videos Uploaded: Thursdays at 12pm PST.
Level : All Levels Welcome
Stressing proper placement of features and strict value control, this class will work on executing an accurate portrait from photo reference. The focus will be placed on proper planing out of the head, and spacing and placing the features using a rhythmical lay-in system called the “Abstraction.”
• 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.