Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Art of Drawing The Figure - Bill Buchman

Bill Buchman will be giving a one day workshop in Pasadena on the 18th of October at the Learning and Product Expo at the Pasadena Conference Center with a beautiful model.

Bill Buchman sent me a copy of the DVD that he made. He demonstrates a variety of techniques for drawing the figure. He shows how to approach drawings from line, forms, curves, outlines, negative space and includes the use of many media.

He does this by showing a model in a pose, then shows how he draws the model using each of the techniques. The camera looks over his shoulder as he draws and shows occasional closeups.

He has done a lot of drawing and thought about it and he brings all his experience to the DVD. He is currently working on a book.

What you will get out of looking at this DVD is not only an understanding of different approaches to figure drawing but more importantly he demonstrates that drawing the figure is great fun.

Here is the DVD at - The Art of Drawing The Figure: Essential Exercises [Interactive DVD]

Here is a list of the lessons:

1. Quick Stick FIgure Conte.

2. Quick Stick Figure Ink.

3.Ghostly Approach.

4.Ghostly Approach and Contours.

5. Direction.

6. Continuous Line Essense.

7. Flowing Side Stokes with Overlapping Contours.

8. Flowing Intersecting Contours.

9. Flowing Overlapping Contours.

10. Negative Space Gesture.

11. Simplified Abstract Shapes.

12. Simple Abstract Shapes, Semi-reclining Poses.

13. Elliptical Motion.

14. Fast Gesture.

15. Blind (seeing) Contour.

16. Loop De Loop.

17. All Straight Lines.

18. Pen and Wash.

19. Thin Lines, Thick Lines.

20. Thick Brush Line, Big Shapes.

21. Abstract Effect.

22. Continuous Line Gesture.

23. Fluid Overlapping Contours.

24. One Warm, One Cool Color.

25. Mass and Line.

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