Foundational Figure Drawing
Intermediate | 1 hour 31 min
For the uninitiated, figure drawing can seem like a challenging skill to build. When broken down into simple steps, however, developing competency is a matter of practice and perspective. Skilled draftsman and art tutor David Tenorio walks you through the basic steps of finding the gesture of a pose, identifying the moving parts, and finding proportion and volume to complete your figure. From sharpening your pencil to finishing a complete study, this class will give you the skills to draw human figures both from images and from life. Class includes a PDF download with a variety of human modeling poses so you can draw along with David while he teaches.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Newsprint pad
  • 2B charcoal pencils or vine charcoal
  • Kneaded eraser
  • White eraser
  • X-Acto Knife or Box cutter
  • Sanding block (optional)
  • Paper towel or cotton pad
Learn how to:
  • Sharpen a charcoal pencil
  • Find the gesture of a pose
  • Identify the moving parts
  • Visualize proportion

What you’ll get:
  • A comprehensive life drawing course, focused on drawing human figures from several perspectives
  • 6 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • Downloadable PDF with photographs of human poses
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from expert artist, David Tenorio
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
168 users recommended this class to a friend
Isobel Collins
David has such a wonderfully calm & nurturing teaching style and provides excellent resources to work with. I can already see improvements in my figure drawing - so happy to have found his classes here, thank you.
January 12, 2023
Rebecca McCorkindale
I was looking for fundamentals to start figure drawing, and this is exactly what I wanted. I'll likely take this class again to help lay a good foundation for future drawings.
More than 3 months ago
Madeline Crosby
I have struggled with figure drawing, taken more than one class, and continued to labor with its "intricacies." Mr. Tenorio demystified it for me. He is an excellent teacher who knows how to get "it" across to his students. I feel much more confident about my work using his guidance.
More than 3 months ago