Easy Free-Hand Figure Drawing Class

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Easy Free-Hand Figure Drawing Class

Katherine Chartier
Katherine Chartier
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  • 10 Videos ( )
    1532 Learners
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    Beginner
About this Class
A Complete Step By Step Guide to Free-Hand Figure Drawing using gestures & muscle memory
 
Master the art of free-hand figure drawing with Kate Chartier. Kate Chartier is an award-winning artist, an art historian licensed by the French Minister for Culture, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (London). She specializes in portraits and her work is on display in public and private collections in Europe and the USA.
 
In this class, Kate will be teaching you freehand drawing on various elements like a live model, a portrait, or a sculpture. This class is aimed at anyone interested in traditional freehand figure drawing. It features gesture drawing by the original muscle memory method which is a fantastic way of getting line and proportion correct with ease.
 
By harnessing your natural muscle memory, fabulous freehand drawing is within your grasp. Kate learned this method while studying life drawing at the famous Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and it completely transformed her work. She is excited to share it with you and is confident you will be as amazed as she was with the results.
 
This class is suitable for all levels.
 
To master these aspects, Kate will be sharing all the tips and tricks.

Getting Started
- Introduction- about me, my historical studio and classical figure drawing
- Set up - how to use reference photos to improve your hand eye coordination in preparation for life drawing
- Materials - materials recommended and what I use during the class
 
The muscle memory method
- Demo and explanation
- Time-lapse video of full drawing

Adding structure
- Simplified anatomy using the Loomis mannikin
- Foreshortening, a foolproof method to tackle the problem
- Overlapping lines, how they help with perspective and foreshortening
- Anatomy shortcuts- my way of simplifying heads, torsos and knees
 
Tonal values
- How to judge tonal values, theory and practice 
- The Adelson theory
- Drawing shadow shapes
- Tips from the old masters - an analysis of drawings by Bernini Michelangelo and Raphael to see what makes them so great
 
Master the art of free-hand figure drawing with Kate Chartier. Kate Chartier is an award-winning artist, an art historian licensed by the French Minister for Culture, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (London). She specializes in portraits and her work is on display in public and private collections in Europe and the USA.
 
In this class, Kate will be teaching you freehand drawing on various elements like a live model, a portrait, or a sculpture. This class is aimed at anyone interested in traditional freehand figure drawing. It features gesture drawing by the original muscle memory method which is a fantastic way of getting line and proportion correct with ease.
 
By harnessing your natural muscle memory, fabulous freehand drawing is within your grasp. Kate learned this method while studying life drawing at the famous Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and it completely transformed her work. She is excited to share it with you and is confident you will be as amazed as she was with the results.
 
This class is suitable for all levels.
 
To master these aspects, Kate will be sharing all the tips and tricks.

Getting Started
- Introduction- about me, my historical studio and classical figure drawing
- Set up - how to use reference photos to improve your hand eye coordination in preparation for life drawing
- Materials - materials recommended and what I use during the class
 
The muscle memory method
- Demo and explanation
- Time-lapse video of full drawing

Adding structure
- Simplified anatomy using the Loomis mannikin
- Foreshortening, a foolproof method to tackle the problem
- Overlapping lines, how they help with perspective and foreshortening
- Anatomy shortcuts- my way of simplifying heads, torsos and knees
 
Tonal values
- How to judge tonal values, theory and practice 
- The Adelson theory
- Drawing shadow shapes
- Tips from the old masters - an analysis of drawings by Bernini Michelangelo and Raphael to see what makes them so great
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1532
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Katherine Chartier
Katherine Chartier
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Kate is an award-winning artist and also a qualified art historian, licensed by the French Minister for Culture.She trained in traditional and academic painting techniques and specialize in portraitur...

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Sai kumar Endurthi

Sai kumar Endurthi

6 weeks ago
Amazing.Thankyou Katherine Chartier
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