Online Class

Expressive Figure Drawing

Conveying Mood & Emotion
$24.99$49.99

Harness the elements of artistic expression to create emotive drawings that captivate the viewer!

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Richard Scott
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Learn how to use composition, placement and movement to create expressive figure drawings as award-winning artist Richard T. Scott guides you through the design principles behind some of history's most celebrated masterworks. Transform a simple line into an expression of weight, shadow and gravity, and create a compelling visual narrative using gesture, rhythm and repetition. Use triangulation to easily and accurately map proportions as you create a lifelike contour drawing of a plaster cast. Then, use charcoal and an eraser for a reductive cast rendering with atmospheric depth and sculptural form. Learn the visual language of mood and emotion, and translate your expressive intent into a striking work of art!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
07:50
Meet your instructor, artist Richard Scott, before diving into an exploration of various expressive works and the artistic decisions behind them.
2. Form Sense, Placement & Line
22:12
3. Gesture & Rhythm
11:58
4. Lighting & Contour Line Drawing
26:01
5. Properties of Light & Reductive Drawing
17:49
6. Refining & Avoiding Common Hurdles
25:15
7. Charcoal & Graphite Technique
14:18

Taught by

Richard Scott
Richard Scott
Richard T. Scott received his MFA from the New York Academy of Art, and spent several years as a painter for Jeff Koons and a studio assistant to Norwegian artist Odd Nerdrum. <i>American Artist</i> magazine named him as one of the 75 greatest artists of time, and his work has been exhibited at Le Grand Palais in Paris, Palazzo Cini in Venice, the Museum of New Art in Detroit, and in numerous solo and group shows. Of Scott, art critic Grégory Picard noted “Richard T. Scott sees our epoch with the eyes of Rembrandt — an attitude nearly revolutionary on the scene of contemporary art."
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