- Creating a five-part tonal gradient
- Flat vs. dramatic light
- Rendering light and shadow
- Lighting your model
- Adding tonality
- Simplifying figures into basic volumes
- Silhouette and camouflage
Skill Level Intermediate
- [Amy] Whether you're a beginner, or a more experience drawer who just wants to reinvigorate your practice, this course will give you strategies for strengthening your figure drawings. Remember, figure drawing takes practice. Over time, with the right instruction, you'll become more confident with your drawing skills. And I'll teach you how to bring beautiful three dimensionality to your drawings by adding light and shadow, with easy to practice, tonal rendering techniques.
The simple step-by-step lessons I share with you will help improve your drawings. If you're a beginner, this course will be complimented nicely by my Foundations of Figure Drawing. In the foundation course, I guide you through a sequence of basic sketches, building the figure from the inside out. Starting with gestural structure to proportion to volumetric form. I studied drawing and painting at the New York Academy of Art. I was trained in a Renaissance approach to anatomy and drawing the figure.
We'd draw for hours from the model, and anatomical sculptures like this ecorche. But you don't need to have such intense training to enjoy figure drawing. In my LinkedIn Learning course, I'm gonna share with you some of the most essential lessons I learned at the Academy, and give you clear exercises so you can practice these tonal rendering techniques on your own. I'll be presenting the course on an iPad Pro, using an Apple Pencil for my stylus, and a great app called Procreate.
You can follow along with any media you prefer, including an old school pencil and paper, my favorite. Hi. I'm Amy Wynne. I'm excited to have you join me for my Figure Drawing: Tonal Rendering course. So sharpen your pencils and let's get ready to draw.