Advanced Life Drawing

Advanced Life Drawing
Drawing the figure in modern or historical costume; developing drawing skills, especially relating to the draped figure.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 4.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesDESIL 250; or DESAN 250R; BA acceptance.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining DESIL 350R
Course Outcomes

Professionally Competitive Life Drawing

Students will be able to implement professionally competitive life drawing skills based on accurate observation and an understanding of anatomical structure and proportion, perspective and foreshortening, and tonal theory.

Tool Proficiency

Students will be proficient with traditional drawing tools such as charcoal, conte crayon, nupastel, and graphite.

Design and Composition Mastery

Students will be able to demonstrate competency in figure placement, design, and composition. Student will have the ability to incorporate centers of interest in their drawings through editing, light pooling, and articulation of shape and detail.

Principles and Elements of Life Drawing

Students will be able to draw the figure convincingly in a traditional representational manner and proficiently use processes related to gesture, proportion, structure, gridding, value, edges, shape and form. Students will have the ability to implement a strong understanding of human anatomy to add strength and clarity to forms drawn as well as articulate specific shapes.

Draped and Undraped Figure Drawing

Students will be able to create convincing drawings of the figure in both draped and undraped situations with an emphasis on interpreting and translating rather than merely rendering the human form. They will learn the seven different folds and ways to use them in a variety of figure drawing settings.