Drawing clothed figures--or "characters" might be more accurate--is one of my favorite things,
so I'm excited to be teaching a figure drawing workshop at Foothills Art Center this fall. Not only will I deliver my figure drawing knowledge, my techniques for drawing clothing and folds will be a major part of the workshop.
My sequence for drawing most all things isn't rocket science--I developed it from studying a Famous Artist Course notebook that a friend gave me back in art school, and from studying Andrew Loomis, George Bridgeman, and others. I had to; the "just draw what you see" method did not work for me.
Roughly, my sequence follows:
This would be an early stage, after a few gesture roughs.
A middle-ish stage...
...and the finished, clothed figure!
This wise old lady is from a book I illustrated called The Crimson Elf: Italian Tales of Wisdom, written by the great Michael Caduto.
I'm crazy about drawing characters, and about giving them costumes, and I am dedicated to sharing my techniques.
If you've wanted to illustrate for children's books, or simply want a fun and
different way to approach figure drawing, please check out my class--it's three consecutive Wednesdays: October 22nd, October 29th, and November 5th, at 7 pm!
Here's the link:
Foothills Art Center is a quick 15 minute drive from Denver,
and it would be excellent to have you join my workshop.
Thanks for reading!