0.1 What is life drawing?

Life drawing, also known as figure drawing, is the act of drawing a living person. Normally this means drawing a nude model …

0.3 Why practise life drawing?

Beautiful life drawing using warm pastel tones of woman lying down   This is an important question for prospective students and maybe …

1 Introduction to the course

Drawing figures is fantastically challenging and rewarding in equal measure. The key to your progress will boil down to practice, so an …

1.1 A common drawing process

Below is a tried and tested way to think about the process of drawing a figure that has worked for many artists....

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1.2 The learning process

The Learning Pyramid You can think of the learning process for life drawing as a pyramid. The height of the pyramid is...

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1.3 Balancing ‘correctness’ and vibrance

A drawing that looks good isn’t just about the logic of accurate proportions and anatomical ‘correctness’, but also being able to capture...

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1.4 Understanding movement (with video)

This may seem an odd thing to say, but to an artist’s eye, there is movement to even something still. The movement...

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1.5 Start on an A2 scale with open posture

Small sketchbooks are great because they are easy to carry around and convenient, but in fact in terms of drawing technique they...

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