Patricia Watwood

Figure Drawing: An Essential Guide

Patricia Watwood
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Meet Patricia Watwood, discover the atelier system and learn about additive and subtractive drawing techniques.
Gain an overview of how to create an envelope to place the figure on the page, and begin blocking in your drawing.
Learn how to observe and capture the energy of gesture, and start refining contour lines.
Develop form by adding light and shadow using white chalk, crosshatching and other beautiful drawing techniques.
Assessing the drawing as a whole, learn to define and enhance the focus of your work with contour lines, clean erasures and other finishing techniques.
In this bonus lesson, you'll work with watercolors to create custom-toned paper that's tailored to the size and color scheme you prefer.
6 Lessons
1  hrs 35  mins

Learn how to draw figures using classical techniques for rendering from live models! With Patricia Watwood’s guidance, you’ll progress from a simple block-in sketch to a gestural drawing to a polished piece with depth and dimension. Learn how to set up and light a live model, and how to use graphite pencil and simple angles to create an accurate outline for any figure. Add lifelike energy as you incorporate gestural lines, then carve out the form with hatching, shading and highlighting techniques. As a bonus, Patricia will show you how to create custom toned papers to add a unique touch to your work.

Patricia Watwood

Patricia Watwood is an American figurative painter. She earned her MFA from the New York Academy of Art, where she later went on to teach, in addition to teaching workshops across the country. Her work has been exhibited at galleries worldwide and was included in the historic presentation of Contemporary American Realism in museums throughout China. Patricia's paintings focus on mythology, allegory and contemporary human life, and have twice graced the cover of American Artist magazine.

Patricia Watwood

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6 Responses to “Figure Drawing: An Essential Guide”


    Thank you very much for this informative and helpful tutorial.

  2. Halo

    Can you use newspaper for the custom paper?

  3. Cindy Pate

    can you make more videos

  4. ewa

    hi im looking forward to learn new skills

  5. Yash Villadolid

    why won't it load? I am using a computer. I refreshed and pressed ctrl+F5 several times and it still doesn't work

  6. Eric

    Hi, The bonus class material PDF is no longer available. I specially would like to know which white pencil you are using please ? By the way, your course is fantastic. Best regards.

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