Anatomical Drawing - Intermediate

Historically, anatomical knowledge of the human figure has been a key element in the traditional techniques used in European painting and drawing. It is an essential skill used by animators and illustrators working today. Using simple forms to break down complex information, we will study the relationship between the skeleton and the major muscle groups, and ways of applying such knowledge to create convincing, expressive figure drawings...

Taught by: Jennifer Crouch.

Description

Historically, anatomical knowledge of the human figure has been a key element in the traditional techniques used in European painting and drawing. It is an essential skill used by animators and illustrators working today. Using simple forms to break down complex information, we will study the relationship between the skeleton and the major muscle groups, and ways of applying such knowledge to create convincing, expressive figure drawings.

Topics covered

  • Working from the life model, prepared drawings and examples, the course will help you develop the skills and confidence needed to tackle a range of drawing problems.
  • We will explore how to handle volume, tone and structure as well as drawing from memory.
  • Students can develop at their own pace as we explore how an awareness of anatomical structure can help to inform and enliven their drawings of the figure.

Who should take this course?

This course is suitable is aimed at anyone who wishes to improve their figure drawing. It is very relevant to artists and those working in animation & character design, fashion, illustration, as well as artists wishing to enter these fields.

Level: Intermediate

Entry requirements: Some previous drawing experience is desirable. Beginners are advised to try our Anatomical Drawing for Beginners short course first.



Tutor information

Jennifer Crouch is a practicing artist specialising in projects exploring art-science relationships. Since January 2011 she has carried out drawing in the Dissecting Room at Saint Georges University, producing illustrations for the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American Journal of Sports Medicine. She also runs interdisciplinary workshops in schools and has delivered lectures at various Universities. In 2012 her work was exhibited at the London Design Festival and selected for the Threadneedle Prize Exhibition. 

www.jennifercrouch.com
www.jigglingatoms.org


Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • At least 5 sheets of A2 cartridge paper
  • 10 sheets of ordinary A2 newsprint paper
  • Masking tape (or clips for attaching paper to drawing boards)
  • Fixative Spray (hairspray is a cheap alternative)
  • Willow charcoal sticks
  • Putty rubber/plastic eraser.

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
12/01/2017 - 16/03/2017Thursdays18:30 - 21:0010 Weeks£545Available Richbell Place - WC1N Add to Basket