Anatomical Portrait Drawing

In order to produce convincing portrait drawings and paintings you need a solid foundation of drawing techniques and an understanding of structure and proportion. This course will give you an introduction to the anatomical structures of the head, hands, neck and shoulders...

Taught by: David Price, Jennifer Crouch.

Description

In order to produce convincing portrait drawings and paintings you need a solid foundation of drawing techniques and an understanding of structure and proportion. This course will give you an introduction to the anatomical structures of the head, hands, neck and shoulders. You will undertake a detailed study of the skull and the bones of the hands, neck and shoulders. We will consider how these structures support and relate to the muscular system. The morphology and surface appearance of the facial features will also be considered in depth.

Topics covered

  • During the course you will be drawing from a life model.
  • There will be drawing exercises from prepared diagrams.
  • Slide presentations will show good examples of anatomical drawings.
  • Examples of the application of anatomical knowledge in the work of artists such as Rubens and Rembrandt will be discussed.
  • At all times the study of anatomy will be related to how to structure and pace a drawing in terms of line, shape and tone.

Who should take this course?

The course is aimed at anyone who wishes to improve their drawing. It is very relevant to artists and those working in animation and character design, fashion drawing, illustration - or to students wishing to the enter these fields.

Level: Suitable for all levels.

Entry requirements: None






Tutor information

David Price studied at Edinburgh School of Art and the University of Newcastle and has recently completed his an MA in Printmaking at The Royal College of Art. David is a practicing artist. In 2009 he was selected for New Contemporaries. He has a PGCE teaching certificate and over 15 years teaching experience.
http://www.londondrawing.com/

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

All basic materials will be provided for you.

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
12/12/2016 - 16/12/2016Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£545Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket
09/01/2017 - 13/03/2017Mondays18:30 - 21:0010 Weeks£545Available Richbell Place - WC1N Add to Basket
20/03/2017 - 24/03/2017Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£545Available Richbell Place - WC1N Add to Basket