Monthly Archives: May 2016

[TRAINING] Seeing and Drawing (Art Camp 2 week 1 exercices)

This week, let’s dive into the fundamentals of art: let’s draw!
We have three type of exercices:
– Abstract shape copies
– Master study drawings
– Bargue drawings
For this video I worked with the Art Camp course (Art Camp 2 week 1), by Noah Bradley : and the book : Cours de dessin, by Charles Bargue and Jean-Léon Gérôme. New edition by Gerald M. Ackerman (ACR Edition).
Bargue drawings push you to developp high observational skills and force you to be very precise. I recommend the book.

Next week we’ll paint materials!

[TRAINING] Figures and Anatomy (drawings, paintings)

This is a selection of my work this week. It’s mainly based on the course Art Camp 1 week 8, by Noah Bradley. Very helpful. I also used the book : “Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist” by Stephen Rogers Peck. I recommend it if you do character art.

As an environment artist, I really think that studying figures is important. And vice versa, if you’re a character artist, study environments from time to time.

Figure painting is very challenging. You have to be very precise and subtle. A very good way to learn form, light, color.

The structure of my practice session on this topic goes like this, for a day:
– Warming up, gesture drawings (quick, 1-2 min each)
– Simple drawings of people you know or of strangers, in real life if possible
– Anatomy studies (hand and foot in priority)
– full-color master studies of figures
– Imaginative sketches (the most challenging?)

It was a tough week for me but I enjoyed it! Keep learning! Thanks for watching my dear subscribers and new visitors!