ART 223 - Life Drawing II
3 Credits, 5 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 3 lab periods
Continuation of Life Drawing I. Advanced drawing of human figures using the two-dimension concept as a graphic vehicle of expression. Includes proportional sight strategies, varied time-length poses, drawing problems and materials, figure as expression, and individual and group critiques of work.
Prerequisite(s): ART 213
Recommendation: Completion of ART 210 before enrolling in this course. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate drawing processes using the human figure as subject via gesture drawing, tonal and contour drawing.
- Develop perceptual skills of positive/negative shapes, sight strategies of triangulation and proportional comparisons.
- Utilize varied time-length poses to understand the figure and environmental context.
- Analyze and address drawing problems of anatomical proportions and compositional issues.
- Balance the modeling of anatomical features with compositional expression and the human form as statement.
- Contribute to individual and group critiques.
- Gesture and Contour Drawing of the Figure
- Sight Strategies for Proportion
- Positive and negative compositional layout
- Site landmarks for triangulation
- Translate spatial relationships to calibrate proportional comparisons
- Varied Time-Length Poses – From One Minute Poses to Five (5) Hour Poses: Compositional Context
- Observational contextual selection
- Inventive contextual expression
- Drawing Problems and Materials
- Compositional issues of figure ground relationships
- Line, shape, value, and color to establish forms, space, and expression
- Problem solve strategies to address composition and proportion issues
- Dry media: charcoal, graphite, conte/pastel, etc., as an expressive vehicle
- Wet media: ink, paint and/or nontraditional media as an expressive vehicle
- Figure as Expression
- Develop compositional focus within symmetrical/asymmetrical balance
- Establish rendering accuracy of anatomical features
- Create expressive compositional context for the human form
VI. Individual and Group Critiques of Work
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