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Your lessons are even better than the lessons that I have visited during my graphic design studies at the University.

Because of your teaching lessons I discovered the figural drawing again for me and I have the feeling to really learn something ... step by step. Thanks for that ;-)

In a few weeks I would like to progress to the Advanced Class."
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Note: The links in orange are live and have content. The rest is coming soon.

1/ Approach To Drawing – a bit of theory that goes a long way

1.1/ There is no such thing as Multitasking

1.2/ Copying versus Creating

1.3/ The Only 3 Rules

1.4/ Grasping the Complex

2/ The Basic Set–Up

2.1/ Materials – paper, drawing tools...

2.2/ Environment

3/ Drawing Basics

3.1/ Why Standing?

3.2/ How to hold A Pencil

4/ Drawing Practices

4.1/ The Shapes

4.2/ How to Steady the Hand

4.3/ Basic Perspective

4.4/ Foreshortening

4.5/ Imagine It and Draw It

5/ The Drawing magic

5.1/ The building Elements – line, plane, mass and contour lines

5.2 Flick that Light Switch

5.3/ The rule of the Mass – weight, thrust, orientation
 

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I also teach in person – figure drawing, figurative sculpture in clay and figurative sculpture in stone. Attending a class in person has it's advantages. If you wish to do so, find out where and when is the next class held.

Personalised Critique

There are certain practices in learning to draw that need to be observed and followed in order to stay on the shortest path to achieve the ability to draw. I watch these in the class and bring the students back to the basics when getting lost in the manifold of forms the human figure is. For those who cannot attend a class in person I have set up the "Critique" option.

Other than that, I urge everyone to post their work on the Blog so that other students as well as myself can make comments and provide the very important free feedback.

Personalised Critique

One of the most difficult parts of learning to draw is knowing where we are, at what stage, what are our strengths and what are our weaknesses. The critique puts you on the map of your progress and suggests which way to go, what to concentrate on to move forward.

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NOTE: Once you purchase a Critique, you will need to make a figure drawing, scan it at large enough size for the detail to be visible and email it to me (preferably with the image of the model or a still you made the drawing of) as a JPEG. If the mail exceeds 15MB in size you can use a file transfer service such as Yousendit. A free account will allow you to transfer a file up 50MB in size.
You will need to tell me whether you want to keep the Critique private or whether you agree to share it with others on the Figure Drawing Online Blog.

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This site has a Blog which is the platform for announcements. This is where the news of any new article, video and / or tutorial is posted. It also publishes the "A Drawing A Day" series where I upload a drawing a day, sometimes with a bit of commentary to demonstrate some of the many points talked about in the free lessons and the drawing course. This may take on a form of a video.

 

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