This PowerPoint contains 95 slides and 100's of images of figure drawings. From sketches and gesture drawings, to proportioning, careers, and finished projects, this presentation has it all. There are plenty of handouts ready for you to print and pass along to your students. Your students will learn many different ways to draw accurate proportions, as well as a look at inaccurate proportioning and incorrect relationships. There are plenty of student examples to start your students off on the right foot. I've even included my secret formula for success (in the form of warm up exercises and the criteria and goals I expect my students to achieve). If you're in need of an all-encompassing presentation to cover figure drawing than this one is a must have.
Slides: 1-3 describe what figure drawing is as well as some key terms.
Slides 4-20 are all about gesture drawing. They include images of poses, people in motion, definitions, various techniques and media, and numerous student examples from all ability levels.
Slides 21-31 deal with proportioning of the human body. Males and females are compared, 7.5 and 8 heads tall techniques are shown, as well as Vitruvian man, proportioning at varied ages, skeleton vs. full musculature, and much more.
Slides 32-39 show inaccurate proportions and how they make figures look strange. Examples include everything from Barbie and The Peanuts gang, to Anime and super heroes like the Hulk.
Slides 40-47 take a brief look at incorrect relationships between more than one figure. Numerous historical examples are shown to illustrate how artists used to stress the importance on an individual, yet an artist should avoid this in striving for truth and reality.
Slides 48- 68 look at possible careers for those interested in figure drawing. Numerous images and well-known examples are used to show these practical applications. Included are Fine artist, Anatomical Illustrator, Graphic Novels, Illustrators, Fashion Design, Commercial Art, Story Boards, Computer generated movies, tattoo artist, and more.
Slides 69-71 explore the warm up exercises, Elements and Principles of design focused on, as well as the criteria (or goals) to be met by each student.
Slides 72-95 are a collection of student examples given the parameters in this presentation. They include a variety of media, genders, ethnicities, poses, and background answers.
I hope your students will enjoy this presentation, the warm ups, and the finished figure drawing as much as mine do...enjoy!
-Bo (The Art Guru)