Includes 3, 2 hour sessions
February 21st, March 6th, 13th
Fridays 4:00-6:00 pm
Beginner/Intermediate Level. Ages 13+
Figure Drawing for Comics is a 3-class series that focuses on creating realistic human figures in a “comics and graphic novel” style. At the end of the three classes, students will be drawing more believable human characters, and will have a better understanding of how to pose and position those characters within comic frames, for more effective storytelling.
The first class will focus on human anatomy. With the help of a live, clothed model, we will study the skeletal and muscular framework of the body, and how to apply that structure to our drawings, to create more realistic figures. In the second class, we will continue to build on conveying basic anatomy, while also exploring the more detailed aspects of figure drawing, including hands, clothing, and facial expressions. The third and final class of the series will discuss posing figures, light and shadow, and comic frame composition.
Drawing for comics is a great entry point for young artists to begin to hone their skills, and elevate their art to the next level. The dynamic and powerful artwork from comics blew open a whole new world of inspiration for me as a teen, and recreating the scenes and characters was a major turning point in my own artistic journey.
Figure Drawing for Comics by Crystal Palmer $22/class
Drawing paper or Sketchbook
Basic pencil sketching set (pencils, eraser, sharpener)