First of all, I am overwhelmed with the extraordinary enthusiasm and support that has been pouring in left and right since our Kickstarter campaign went live yesterday! More thoughts on that soon…. because I have another treat for you that can’t wait.
Many of you who sent messages and made comments yesterday told me that you were dying to see what the video tutorials on ART PROF would be like. Well, now you can get a gigantic taste of that in about 18 hours.
Watch the ART PROF Twitch channel tomorrow, June 16, at about 10:00am EST and watch me do a figure drawing demo from beginning to end!
This is the closest thing to being in one of my RISD classes, and will give you a preview of the kind of video tutorials you would see on the ART PROF site if our Kickstarter campaign is successful. You can even post questions during the live stream and I can answer right then and there! You don’t need a Twitch account to watch the stream, but you do need an account if you want to post questions during the stream.
We will have an artist model posing for this demo, so this demo will be divided up into 20 minute segments so that the model can take breaks between poses.
The drawing demo will focus on the lower section of the face, the neck, and the shoulders. Here is a general outline of techniques and approaches I’ll cover in this demo:
- Setting up the Figure
- Lighting the figure
- Creating a dynamic composition
- First round of linear thumbnail sketches
- Selecting which thumbnail sketch to use for the final drawing
- Second round of tonal thumbnail sketches
- Transferring the final thumbnail sketch composition to the final drawing
- Drawing with cross-hatching using a charcoal pencil, eraser stick, and vine charcoal.
We’ll announce the start of our Twitch stream via Facebook live video. So, if you like our Facebook page, you’ll get a notification when the Twitch stream begins.
Hope to see you all then!