What is the Purpose?

Drawing from a live model has been common since the 13th century. In this intense figure drawing course, you will learn the fundamentals to help you understand how to draw the human figure correctly. Each module will break things down into small pieces to build on your illustration foundation skills.

One of the tools needed for this course is gesture drawing. A gesture drawing is a loose drawing that captures the gesture and energy of the human being. The cool thing is that this idea can translate to many forms we interact with or encounter daily, not just organic forms. The first step to this is understanding the concepts of gesture drawing, which includes line quality as an example. We will review the standards of both excellent and foul lines.

So, let’s start with the good. Good line quality,

When you start, having confidence in your line can be difficult, but our first goal must be to strive for line work with energy and purpose. This will help show in your drawings that you know what you’re doing.

Another skill you need to know is how and when to vary the thickness of your lines. Thicker lines stand out and bring bars to the front. Thinner lines are equally important and help push the form’s illustration back into the composition’s background.

Lastly, this is your opportunity to encounter all sorts of scenarios in drawing the human form so that you will begin to understand when to use the different types of line quality within your work.

When something is further away, you render it with thinner lines. This helps sell distance and depth.

Light can also affect line quality. We will also note that playing with your line weights is essential.

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