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Illustrative Drawing
0.50 Credit(s)
The human figure plays a major role in most illustrative work, whether it is depicted as realistic, stylized, or abstract. It is critical that students develop the capability of drawing the figure by observation and from memory. This course introduces drawing as the basic tool in the creation of ideas. Students learn the fundamentals of representational drawing and develop strong drawing and observational skills through successive and repetitive exercises. These exercises emphasize gesture, contour, mass, form and counter-form, proportion and anatomy. As a result, an understanding of basic anatomy for the artist, of human form and function, is also developed. Course content will be delivered using lectures, demonstrations, class discussion, group and one-on-one critiques. All studio-based assignments require research and presentations that include verbal and visual components.
Course was last updated June 28, 2007 - 10:41 AM