Figure Drawing, Anatomy of Style
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Registration Starts On
Monday, Nov 13th 2017
Class Begins On
February 3, 2018
Patrick Jones
Illustrator

Patrick J. Jones is an award winning artist, author and teacher. He has worked as a concept artist and book illustrator for most major companies and his work has featured in major U.S. exhibitions, both in NYC and Pennsylvania. His oil paintings and drawings reside in private collections worldwide.

Patrick is the author of two best selling art technique books: ’Sci-fi & Fantasy Oil Painting Techniques' and ‘The Anatomy of Style detailing his figure drawing methods. His third book, ‘The Sci-Fi & Fantasy Art of Patrick J. Jones’, has just been released from Korero Press. His latest book on figure drawing, ‘Figures from Life’, will be released in early 2018.

The Anatomy of Style: ‘Few art of anatomy books boast quite as much awe inspiring style and originality as this one from fantasy artist and teacher - Patrick J Jones!’
***** Artist’s Choice Five Star Gold Award!: ImagineFX Magazine

Sci-fi & Fantasy Oil Painting Techniques: ‘...I can’t say enough here--his work reminds me at times of Jose Segrelles, one of the very finest fantasy illustrators ever...His work is AMAZING!’
Bud Plant’s Art Books

“Luscious color! That’s the first thing I think when I see one of Patrick’s paintings. Then my eyes roam around and see the silky skin of the characters, the intricate design work of their ornamentation.” —Julie Bell, Multi award winning artist

"Patrick is a phenomenal artist, equally versed in both traditional and digital methods." —Dan Dos Santos, Multi award winning artist

‘His technique is impeccable…’
Boris Vallejo, Multi award winning artist

The Sci-Fi & Fantasy Art of Patrick J. Jones: ‘Another standout, with muscular digital and oil paintings that will be appreciated by fans of Frank Frazetta and Boris Vallejo. ’LOCUS

Course Description

Patrick will discuss traditional drawing rendering techniques which he uses to simplify anatomy into basic shapes and gestural line to create a language your memory will use to unlock and develop your personal style of drawing.

Course pre-requisite: Analytical Figure Drawing course OR foundational knowledge of human anatomy

Course materials:

Essential:
Plenty of newsprint / butcher’s paper.
Charcoal Sticks, big and small
Kneadable Eraser
Paper Stump
Sanding Pad
Compressed Charcoal pencils. General’s or Conté are recommended
Toned paper, tanned or flesh coloured, but lighter than your choice of sanguine pencil. I will discuss in the earlier weeks if you want to hold off and see what I will be using in the intro class before buying.
Sanguine Pastel Pencils and white pastel pencil
Tissue paper

Very Handy:
Electric or hard eraser
Drawing Pad A3
Sketch Board A3 ( clip board with handle and rubber band ). Clip your A3 pad to this for a neat carry.
Chamois ( leather shammy) Cloth ( must be real leather, not synthetic! ). Put in wash to get rid of oil before using.

These are the materials I will be using but feel free to add to the list or draw with similar materials of your own choice.

*Note: Digital mediums may be used, but are not recommended. Painter is preferred over Photoshop for those choosing to work digitally.

Course Format: Standard
Length: 8 Weeks.
Lectures: Pre-Recorded each week
Assignment: Deadlines each week.
Feedback: Individual recorded.
QandA: Once a week
*For classes with fewer than 6 students feedback may be provided during the live QandA session.

 

Course Outline

Wk1

Introduction to materials

Drawing the head: break down the formula for drawing the head

Wk2

Drawing the Figure

Break down the formula for drawing the figure

Wk3

The Female Figure

  • Long poses
  • In-depth focus on the hip structure and gluteus in various positions
  • Gravity and compression
  • Group and mass

Wk4

The Male Figure

  • Body landscape
  • Long poses
  • In-depth focus on the shoulders and chest in various positions
  • In-depth focus on foreshortened poses
  • Chasing rhythms

Wk5

The Female Figure

  • Long poses
  • In-depth focus on the torso and breasts in various positions
  • Gravity and compression

Wk6

The Female Figure

  • Body landscape
  • Long poses
  • In-depth focus on foreshortened poses

Wk7

The Male Figure

  • Long poses
  • In-depth focus on the arms and legs in various positions
  • Drawing with style, sanguine on toned paper

Wk8

The Female Figure

  • Long poses
  • In-depth focus on hands and feet in various positions
  • Drawing with style, sanguine on toned paper

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