Block figures: The Whole Thing!

Drawing the human body as main volumes, or more technically stereometric volumes, is a method that was developed about 500 years ago and it has been used and further developed since, by figurative artists.

This very efficient method, is based on reducing the body to its essential volumes, permitting the artist to capture more efficiently and easily its proportions, poses, movement.

The “Blocks” figures obtained with this method, can then be further developed in a realistic way, adding the organic forms of the body and tonal rendering, as I will demonstrate with many demos during the six lessons of this course.

In this essential foundation course, we will explore the stereometric proportions of the male and female figures in front, back and side view.

We will also create many stereometric renderings of the human figure in a variety of poses and compositions, figures in movement and in foreshortening, working from imagination, and from photographic references.

We will finally add the external forms to the stereometric figures, obtaining realistic renderings of the human body.

This course can also be seen as the first introductory step to the study of the Human Anatomy. It also great way to review the anatomical structure of the body, for those of you that already have taken courses on Anatomy.

Availability of Courses' Recordings

As part of the services offered by the New Renaissance Atelier, you will have access to the recordings of the video sessions of all the courses you purchased for one year.
You will find the links to the videos in your Personal Video Library that has been set up specifically for you. Please keep this Video library link on your desktop or in your browser for easy access.

In case You missed a course You are interested in, You can purchase the recording of the video sessions, by clicking on the menu above

Block figures: The Whole Thing!
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