The average length of the reference poses will be 3 to 20-minutes, with emphasis on specific design attributes, such as simplified motion, overlapping lines and their offset line-weights, gravity, motion and weight distribution. We will experiment with various techniques that will allow us to focus on specific attributes of a pose and how to delineate them without distortion. The goal will be to complete each pose in the allotted block of time, and by limiting each drawing to one or two design characteristics the entire pose will be easy to achieve.
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.
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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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