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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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
  1. Demonstrate drawing processes using the human figure as subject via gesture drawing, tonal and contour drawing.
  2. Develop perceptual skills of positive/negative shapes, sight strategies of triangulation and proportional comparisons.
  3. Utilize varied time-length poses to understand the figure and environmental context.
  4. Analyze and address drawing problems of anatomical proportions and compositional issues.
  5. Balance the modeling of anatomical features with compositional expression and the human form as statement.
  6. Contribute to individual and group critiques.

  1. Gesture and Contour Drawing of the Figure
  2. Sight Strategies for Proportion
    1. Positive and negative compositional layout
    2. Site landmarks for triangulation
    3. Translate spatial relationships to calibrate proportional comparisons
  3. Varied Time-Length Poses – From One Minute Poses to Five (5) Hour Poses: Compositional Context
    1. Observational contextual selection
    2. Inventive contextual expression
  4. Drawing Problems and Materials
    1. Compositional issues of figure ground relationships
    2. Line, shape, value, and color to establish forms, space, and expression
    3. Problem solve strategies to address composition and proportion issues
    4. Dry media: charcoal, graphite, conte/pastel, etc., as an expressive vehicle
    5. Wet media: ink, paint and/or nontraditional media as an expressive vehicle
  5. Figure as Expression
    1. Develop compositional focus within symmetrical/asymmetrical balance
    2. Establish rendering accuracy of anatomical features
    3. Create expressive compositional context for the human form

 VI.   Individual and Group Critiques of Work