This figure drawing class will emphasize clothed poses, in a variety of genres, to better learn about clothing as a personality, and as an action. The clothing we wear is sculpted to our movement, it behaves because we engage in activity, and as a second skin, it conforms to our motion. The library of folds we recall come from the common garb worn in different periods of history. To best study the fold types, we will address them in costume indicative of these time periods: Grecian garb for the simple fold structures, the French Renaissance, and modern fashion.
18″x24″ newsprint pad-preferred smooth but rough will also work
A roll of tracing paper the width of the pad for doing tracings over your work to correct information you have already drawn
Charcoal Pencils Preferred Generals Brand at the 4B or 6B density/softness
Razor Blades to sharpen the pencils
Sketchbook and pen to take notes
Ron Lemen has had an eclectic artistic past, working consistently in the entertainment art industry and as an art instructor. Ron first went in to the Action Sports Industry working as a layout artist, logo designer, and board graphic illustrator. Moving on to more involved illustrations and conceptual design, he went back to school and is a graduate of the Atelier System, classically trained, and a former pupil of Sebastian Capella, Spanish portrait virtuoso.
Ron Lemen has been a concept designer and art director in the video game industry for 10 years with dozens of clients including Sony, Activision, Ubi Soft, Mattel and more. Now freelancing full-time, his clients include Upper Deck, Image Comics, Birdhouse Projects, Disney, and more. In addition, to illustrating and Portrait Painting, Ron has been an art instructor for the last 16 years.
LAAFA reserves the right to cancel any class/workshop, limit workshop size, change workshop times or substitute instructors for those listed in the schedule. If a workshop is cancelled; students may transfer to another workshop, use credit on artschoolvideos.com, keep credit on file or be issued a full refund.
All online classes and workshops are non-refundable, non-transferable and no makeups are available. A 7-day recording is provided the day after the online live class. No recording extensions are permitted.
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