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Drawing Workshop: Concentrated for Animation

6:30PM - 9:30PM
Sep 24 - Dec 17
3.50 CEUs,
12 Sessions

Stephen Gaffney Fine artist, muralist, designer

In animation it is essential to develop the ability to draw anything, especially the human figure, as a believable thing in a believable space. In this intensive class we will work through a series of proven practices that will enhance your drawing abilities no matter what your level and put you on a knowledge path about drawing that will give you the freedom to create and learn on your own. The pencil and brush will be the primary tools to make investigative and effective line drawings that capture ideas of structural anatomy, rhythm and movement. An animator must learn to be able to tap into the powerful methods of quickly combining observational response and archetypes of form. From short pose, working with nude and clothed, male and female models we will explore the in-class demonstrations and exercises for a more comprehensive understanding of the human form as well as the variety of relevant processes in drawings from the past to present. The lessons will cover structural (synthetic) anatomy and the use of lines to create spatial and dynamic drawings, essential to the often inter-related fields of animation, cartooning and illustration. Be prepared to work fast and make a lot of drawings. To see examples of student work, please visit: drawingmatters.com.
NOTE: Please bring a smooth, white sketchpad (18x24'') and soft graphite pencils to the first session.


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