Masterclass of Drawing: Figure Anatomy, Characters & Animals
Welcome to the “Masterclass of Drawing: Figure Anatomy, Characters & Animals” course! This comprehensive course is designed to guide you on an in-depth journey of learning the essential skills and techniques required to start drawing. Use different tools and materials for animal drawing, character drawing, observation, simplifying, exaggeration, and figurative drawing. You will be exposed to a wide range of topics that will help you develop your drawing skills.
You will be provided clear and simple explanations, and step-by-step instructions that will make it easy for you to understand and apply the concepts taught in this course. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist looking to improve your skills, this course has something for everyone.
Using simple tools and techniques, you will learn a range of topics including:
- The use of different tools and materials such as pastels, pencils, markers, fineliner, and the proper ways of using them to achieve the best results.
- Character drawing, including creating different types of characters and using exaggeration to bring them to life.
- Observation, including how to observe your subject and simplify it to create characters.
- Simplifying, including techniques for simplifying your subjects to create strong and expressive characters.
- Figurative drawing, including human sketching and figure drawing and how to perceive, simplify and transform what you see on your piece of paper.
- Creating different styles and original scenes, including how to exaggerate and create a scene and tell a story.
Each section of the course includes carefully designed assignments to help you master the techniques and practice the points being taught. We will begin by introducing you to the different tools and materials that can be used on this journey, and the proper ways of using them to achieve the best results.
Observation is an important step in creating characters, and we will teach you how to observe your subject, as this is the first step in simplifying subjects and turning them into characters. To help you do this accurately, we will start by introducing different forms and shapes, first in 2D and then showing you how they turn 3D.
As part of the practice, we will show you several still life samples that have been observed, simplified, and transferred to paper using the techniques taught earlier. We will also cover the technique of simplifying your subjects, which is essential for creating strong and expressive characters.
The next step is to delve into the world of animal drawing. Sketching and drawing animals in different positions is a great way to practise and improve your overall drawing skills. You will learn how to add the touch of exaggeration, which is essential for creating dynamic and expressive characters. The use of exaggeration can help to bring out the unique characteristics of the animal and make them more visually interesting.
We will begin by focusing on the different animals such as wolves, as they are known for their powerful and majestic presence. This will give you the opportunity to learn how to capture the essence of the animal and create a believable representation of it. Next, we will move on to other animals such as cats and bulls and many more, which are known for their unique characteristics and movements. By studying these animals, you will learn how to capture their unique personalities and movements on paper.
During this part of the course, you will also learn how to use different tools and materials to achieve different effects, such as creating texture and depth. You will also learn how to use different techniques to create realistic or stylized representations of the animals. You will be given the opportunity to practice and develop your skills through different assignments and exercises, which will help you master the techniques and concepts being taught.
The next part is dedicated to human sketching and figure drawing. This section is crucial for any artist as the human figure is one of the most challenging and complex subjects to draw. Through this section, you will learn how to perceive, simplify, and transform what you see on your piece of paper, and then how to exaggerate them.
One of the key elements of this section is learning how to simplify the human figure. This is the process of breaking down the complex shapes and forms of the human body into simpler shapes and lines, making it easier to understand and draw. You will learn how to use different techniques such as gesture drawing, contour drawing, and blocking in, to simplify the figure.
You will also learn how to exaggerate the figure, which is essential for creating expressive and dynamic characters. Exaggeration is the process of emphasising certain parts of the figure to create a more visually interesting and dynamic image. You will learn how to use different techniques such as foreshortening, exaggerating proportions, and using dynamic poses to create exaggerated figures.
Throughout this section, we will work on many different samples, including male, female, or famous subjects in diverse themes and manners. By working on different samples, you will learn how to create different types of characters and how to apply the techniques and concepts learned in the course to any other subjects.
By the end of this section, you will have developed an understanding of how to draw the human figure and how to use simplification and exaggeration to create different types of characters. You will have developed your skills in observation, simplifying, and creating dynamic poses, and will be able to apply these skills to any other subject you choose to draw in the future.
This section will also provide a foundation for more advanced figure drawing and character creation techniques. Such as drawing the human figure in motion, creating believable facial expressions, and constructing detailed costumes and accessories.
Additionally, you will learn about the different methods of figure drawing, such as live drawing, photographic reference, and memory drawing. You will also be exposed to different styles of figure drawing, including classical, realistic, and stylized. By learning about the different methods and styles of figure drawing, you will be able to develop your own unique style and apply it to your own projects and illustrations.
Overall, the section on human sketching and figure drawing will provide a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the human figure, and how to use it to create believable and dynamic characters. By the end of this section, you will have developed a strong foundation in figure drawing and be able to apply it to any subject you choose to draw in the future.
By the end of this course, you will have the skills to create a wide range of characters, from animals to humans, in various poses and styles. You will learn how to use different tools and materials to achieve different effects, and how to observe, simplify, and exaggerate your subjects to bring them to life. Additionally, you will learn how to create scenes and tell a story through your drawings.
This course is designed for both beginners and those with experience in the art world. Whether you are a beginner looking to learn the basics of drawing, or an experienced artist looking to improve your skills, this course is suitable for you.
By joining the “Ultimate Character Drawing course, you will have access to 12 chapters of carefully designed materials. Over 20 hours of HD tutorials, accompanied by Free materials such outlines, Grids and assignments. Join us on this journey and take your drawing skills to the next level!
What I will learn?
- How to use different tools and materials
- Character drawing
- Figurative drawing
- Creating style and theme
- Introduction to different tools and materials, and how to use them effectively
- Observation techniques for simplifying subjects and turning them into characters
- Study of forms and shapes in 2D and 3D
- Practice with still life samples and the technique of simplifying subjects
- Sketching and drawing of different animals, including wolves, cats, and bulls
- Techniques for human sketching and figure drawing
- Study of different samples of humans, including male, female, and famous subjects in diverse themes and manners
Introduction: Tools & Medium
Pastel Introduction (optional)00:00
Animal Drawing, Shapes and Exaggeration
Wolf Anatomy Illustration: Face and Body00:00
Cat Anatomy – Illustration and Shading00:00
Bull Character Illustration – Front and Side View00:00
Exaggerated Illustration – Bull00:00
Cat Observation, Illustration and Characterisation00:00
Original Stylised Wolf Characterisation00:00
Pastel Demo: Animal Drawing Samples
Understanding the Human Figure, Anatomy and Form
Human Figure Drawing and Anatomy00:00
Human Anatomy Movement Drawing00:00
Human Form Exaggeration00:00
Character Study, Drawing and Exaggeration
Famous Paintings: Character Study00:00
Exaggerate your Character to Create a New Form00:00
Different Human Anatomy and Shapes
Shapes and Forms of Human Anatomy00:00
How to Characterise your Subject
3 Steps to Characterise your Model00:00
Pilot Character Exaggeration00:00
Advanced Human Forms and Object Study
Advanced Human Forms and Object Matching Study00:00
Using Shapes to Change Character Features and Forms
Using shapes to Change Character Features and Forms00:00
Female Body Shapes and Clothes
Different Female Body Shapes and Clothes Transformation00:00
Demo: Complete Artwork with Original Scene
Advanced Male Character Drawing Development00:00
Creating Original Scene and Storyboard Around your Character00:00
- Art lovers
- Art students
- Anyone who wishes to learn drawing characters