THE NEW FIGURE DRAWING A LAYERED APPROACH
The New Figure Drawing A Layered Approach Step One - The Rough Skeleton The New Figure Drawing A Layered Approach Step One - The Rough Skeleton
This step with will teach you how to start off your figure drawings with a simple skeleton. The rough skeleton is the least intimidating way to start a figure drawing. The whole process should take a total of sixty seconds to complete keep reading

The New Figure Drawing A Layered Approach Step Two - Three Shapes The New Figure Drawing A Layered Approach Step Two - Three Shapes
This step two will teach you how to see the figure in three simple shapes. We recommend drawing the torso as your first big shape. You can then follow up drawing both legs together as one simple organic shape. The third big shape is usually an arm incorporating negative space keep reading

The New Figure Drawing A Layered Approach Step Three - Angles The New Figure Drawing A Layered Approach Step Three - Angles
Some instructors like to call this technique the envelope. Here at DTO like to call it angles and the containment system. The containment system is made up of macro angles. As you spend more time on the drawing you can keep progressing creating many micro angles keep reading

The New Figure Drawing A Layered Approach Step Four - Measure Lines and Negative Space The New Figure Drawing A Layered Approach Step Four - Measure Lines and Negative Space
This step four is very straight forward. As you draw we encourage you to take measurements. We also encourage you to look at the abstract. The abstract negative space is much easier to draw versus a complicated body part keep reading

The New Figure Drawing A Layered Approach Step Five - Gesture Line and Opposite C's The New Figure Drawing A Layered Approach Step Five - Gesture Line and Opposite C's
This step five will teach you how to complete a gesture drawing utilizing Opposite C's. Gesture line just as with angles is macro. Opposite C's are considered micro. What is the benefit of drawing with gesture? Gesture will keep reading

The New Figure Drawing A Layered Approach Step Six - Surface Planes - Cylinders and Spheres The New Figure Drawing A Layered Approach Step Six - Surface Planes - Cylinders and Spheres
Step six introduces three dimensional form. In previous steps we have mainly been drawing on the edge of the figure. Now it's time to start thinking of the figure as dimensional form. Form comes in many different variations. In this keep reading

The New Figure Drawing A Layered Approach Step Seven - Light and Shade The New Figure Drawing A Layered Approach Step Seven - Light and Shade
There is more to figure drawing than just line drawing. In this step seven we introduce light and shade. Light falls on form. We discussed form in step six. When light falls on the form of the figure there will always be a shadow side keep reading

The New Figure Drawing A Layered Approach Step Eight - Layering The Techniques The New Figure Drawing A Layered Approach Step Eight - Layering The Techniques
In this step eight you will learn how to draw physically in your own style. While in your mind you think about the techniques. The techniques taught in Figure Drawing A Layered Approach are mainly to be used in your mind. You do not want to keep reading




WEEKLY MEMBER PODCAST
Download The July 6 Weekly Group Podcast
In this weekly podcast we help Sameer in terms of drawing tools used to get proper proportions etc. There are two different types of drawing tools, those for training and those used for speed. We also provide some suggestions for Erik in terms of his process. Thanks for being a member of DTO:)

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Download The June 29 Weekly Group Podcast
In this weekly podcast we help Sameer with advice on going through the rigor of daily training without getting to bored. In a nutshell picking the right subject matter is key. However there are many other things you can do to get through long hours of practice. We also talk about the new content here at DTO as well. keep reading

Download The June 22 Weekly Group Podcast
In this weekly podcast we help to provide Moira with some guidance concerning her illustration career. We suggest an end game. We also suggest what a start should look like. Plus talk about the new content coming this week. keep reading




William-Adolphe Bouguereau
William-Adolphe Bouguereau In our first Master Class we analyze three paintings from William-Adolphe Bouguereau. In this Master Class you will learn about value, edges, value control, color and composition. We basically take you on a walk through of each painting. Now, how can you apply what you have learned to your artwork? . . . keep reading

Howard Pyle
Howard Pyle In this Master Class we analyze nine images created by Howard Pyle. Howard Pyle is known for being the Father of American Illustration. He is a master artist he is also a master storyteller. In this Master Class you will learn about grouping, limited palettes, positioning plus much more. Now the key is to take what you learned and apply it to your work. . . . keep reading

Anders Zorn
Anders Zorn In this Master Class we analyze etchings created by Anders Zorn. Anders Zorn was one of Sweden's foremost artists. He obtained international success as a painter, sculptor and printmaker in etching. In this Masters Class we discuss light, shape, loss of edges, composition, perspective and directional stroke. Now the key is to take what you learned and apply it to your work. . . . keep reading

Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell In this Master Class Series we analyze the process Norman Rockwell used to create consistently great paintings. We start off with his very rough thumbnail sketches. We close with his very accomplished paintings. Norman Rockwell is certainly a master at many things within his process. He is a master draftsman, director of models, storyteller as well as oil painter. If you are looking to become more consistent with your process when it comes to creating art, this video is a must watch. . . . keep reading