Type of Workshop: Series (Dates TBA)
Duration per session: 3hrs
Registration of Interest is Open
Venue: OVERJOYED WORKSHOP SPACE - The Cathay, 2 Handy Road, #B1-11 Singapore 229233
About the Workshop
This Masterclass introduces the Fine Art of Portrait and Life Figure Drawing in the styles of the Old Masters Participants will be taught the method of human proportion and pencil shading and have their own masterpiece at the end of the session.
Life drawing, or figure drawing, is arguably one of the top most challenging subjects participants could face. Without clothes, the model can represent a timeless fashion that travels back centuries, disregarding place in time and culture. It comes as no surprise that many visual artists consider life drawing as a fundamental subject to improve their overall drawing skills.
Here are 5 reasons to practise life drawing:
1. Life drawing opens up your eyes
- Life drawings are not photographs. When drawing a life model, participant can observe the three-dimensional form of the body, helping him to understand the human figure and allowing the artist to look at each and every movement of the model.
2. It gives you a variety of perspectives
- Figure drawing provides participants with a variety of perspectives to work on when creating art. It changes the way you look at things and the way you look at the world. Life drawing teaches you to not only look at the subject in a two-dimensional view, but in a variety of perspectives to better understand what you are drawing. You will be taught a diversity of techniques and angles to approach your life subject. You will benefit from challenging yourself to work with the complex structure of a human body.
3. Life drawing builds a strong foundation for any art practices
- Life drawing is the foundation of art learning. It is important to learn to draw from life as it builds up your understanding of lines, tones, and structures. Therefore, does life drawing only improve your basic drawing and sketching skills? No! In fact, the idea of capturing and understanding the life motion of a model can also improve your skills in animation drawing.
4. It is therapeutic
- There is nothing much to think about—except to focus on drawing what is in front of you. It is peaceful and most importantly, it takes your mind off things. Your busy brain can take a nap and the stresses of the day will fade away. Therefore, it is not surprising that figure drawing classes have become a popular way amongst working adults to de-stress after an exhausting day at work.
5. Life drawing appreciates the beauty of the human form
Studies have suggested that attending life drawing sessions can improve one’s perception of their own body, because they present a more realistic and natural image. With a more detailed understanding of the human anatomy, such as the way limbs extend and the shape of muscles in a human body, it enables you to develop a higher comprehension of your own body and improves your skills in portraiture and figure painting.