Tools B: Figure to Final

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ILLUS-210

More than just figure drawing, this class intends to bridge the unintentional, but clear gap between figure drawing and Illustration classes. In the beginning, the focus is exclusively on the head and hands, where mood and personality lie. Students will work daily from the figure, sometimes using themselves and others as models, while concentrating on the structure of the head and face, in addition to studying and becoming familiar with the complicated forms in the hands. As practice and observation continue, students zero in on the small details that make an individual unique. Next students begin to transition, using their studies to build the skeletons of some basic illustrations. The class discusses the use of reference material and works on connecting the figure to photographs, to gathered reference materials, and then the inevitable execution of an image. Finally students take these drawings and apply them to illustrations, finding ways to fit them into a context, to create a narrative, and to communicate ideas. Tools B is designed as an excellent class for beginners and for illustration students in the beginning of their career at CCA, though it is open to all levels as well as all majors.More than just figure drawing, this class intends to bridge the unintentional, but clear gap between figure drawing and Illustration classes. In the beginning, the focus is exclusively on the face and hands, where mood and personality lie. Students mainly work from the figure, sometimes using themselves and others in the class, while concentrating on the structure of the head and face, in addition to studying and becoming familiar with the complicated forms in the hands. As practice and observation continue, students zero in on the small details that make an individual unique. Next students begin to transition, using their studies to build the skeletons of some basic illustrations. The class discusses the use of reference material and works on connecting the figure to photographs, to gathered reference materials, and then the inevitable execution of an image. Finally students take these drawings and apply them to illustrations, finding ways to fit them into a context, to create a narrative, and to communicate ideas.