Drawing the Clothed Figure

Come learn how to draw the clothed and costumed figure in a relaxed, fun and supportive environment. You will learn methods to create a well-proportioned drawing of a human figure, without the fear of tackling all the anatomy. We will work with specific aspects of portraiture, and visually create the volume and form of clothing in your drawings. Clothed model poses will range from quick gesture studies, to twenty minute poses, along with some full session poses. You will receive general instruction as well as individual attention.

What you will learn in this workshop:

  • Techniques for proportioning the figure

  • Capturing gesture

  • Aspects of portraiture

  • Proportions of the head

  • Techniques for different drawing media

Required supplies for the first class:

  • 18×24 in. white drawing paper pad

  • Newsprint pad (optional)

  • HB, B, 2B pencils

  • Kneaded eraser

  • Sharpener

Supplies for subsequent classes:

  • 19×25 in. 50% gray Canson paper

  • White and black conte’ crayons

  • Many of the necessary supplies may be purchased in the school store. Fleisher members get a 10% discount on purchases.