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					The Figure
The human body is a highly suggestive and
powerful subject that can be approached
from different perspectives and artistic styles.

 It’s important to learn a few fundamental
guidelines and techniques before attempting
to draw, paint or sculpt the human figure.
This includes gesture drawing, contour
drawing, basic proportion, sighting, etc..
There are various styles of gesture
drawing. You will find your own.
Try to stay loose and capture the essence
of the gesture without getting caught up
with the outer edge of the figure.
30 seconds is a good length of time
for each pose
1. Proportion is the first lesson to master.
2. Recognize basic overall shape. Add other shapes,
   like an oval, to show different body parts, such as
   the head.
3. Next, draw outlines or contours to show character
   and expression.
4. Work toward features that show person’s presence
   and attitude. Face, hand, feet, hips.
5. Later, add values, textures, and effects--experiment
       From Drawing to Painting or Sculpture
Establish a dynamic composition
   Begin with small thumbnails in your sketchbook
Create a center of interest or focal point
   In a sculpture, work to create rhythm and unity
Practice with proportions of the figure
  Distortion, stylization or abstraction are fine for design
  or expressive purposes (Schiele, Botero, Picasso,
   Moore)
Simplify values and shapes
Work from general to specific…large to small
   or from literal to abstract
Make aesthetic decisions based on the content of your
  piece
Setting along with the gestures, posture, expression of the subject,
                                            help to communicate narrative content
Edward
Hopper
Edward
Hopper
David Hockney
Alice Neel


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Alice Neel
Alice Neel
Henri
Matisse
Picasso
Fernando Botero
Fernando Botero
Alberto
Giacometti
Alberto
Giacometti
Egon Schiele
Giacometti would work for hours continuously in his studio, usually working
in the evening. He demanded complete stillness from models, and his wife
Annette would pose without moving for a great length of time, sometimes
nude. Giacometti was famous for his working methods and obsessive
nature, often working on paintings or sculptures for long periods of time
without completing them.

He stated,
“I see something, find it marvelous, want to try to do it. Whether it fails or
whether it comes off in the end becomes secondary; I advance in any
case. Whether I advance by failing or whether I advance by gaining a little,
I’ll always have gained for myself, personally. If there’s no picture, that’s
too bad. So long as I’ve learned something about why…”
methods and obsessive nature were famous sometimes working on
paintings and
sculptures for long periods of time without completing them. He stated, “I
see
something, find it marvelous, want to try and do it. Whether it fails or
whether it comes
off in the end becomes secondary; I advance in any case. Whether I
advance by

				
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