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Drawing Realistic People With Light & Shadow - Figure Drawing Level 3

This 5-week class will teach advanced shading techniques for realistic & dynamic human figure drawings. Study gesture, depth, clothing, and more using professional figure drawing models.
Chris Chien
676 total reviews for this teacher
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Class
40 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 5 weeks
11-16
year olds
3-10
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Description

Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
The learning goals for this class are as follows:

- Study front, back, and side views of both male and female figures.
- Explore various techniques and methods for shading the human figure, with a focus on flow lines, overlaps, and pencil techniques.
- Cover the use of staggered shading techniques and the application of dynamic range of detail.
- Learn how to create realistic and dynamic drawings of the human figure by combining understanding of gesture, muscles, anatomy, and shading.

Chris Chien is a professional theme park designer who has spent the last 10 years contributing to projects such as Universal Studios, Sesame Street Land, SeaWorld, Kennedy Space Center, Ferrari World and many more. As a professional concept designer and illustrator, he has created designs for many theme parks all around the world!

Chris primarily works in Photoshop, but his background in traditional mediums such as charcoal, watercolor and oil painting help gives his digital art an authentically “hand-painted” look. In addition, Chris often uses 3D software such as SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Planet Coaster to create immersive worlds.

In 2010, Chris graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelors in Industrial Design and a minor in Theater. During his time in college, Chris designed and built many award-winning Carnival Booths, which sparked his interest in themed entertainment. Afterward graduating from Carnegie Mellon, he moved to Los Angeles to study at the prestigious Concept Design Academy, studying under Hollywood’s finest professionals from Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, Lucasfilms, Marvel, and Blizzard.
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Chris’ passion for themed entertainment and storytelling comes from exploring different countries. With his desire to learn and explore, he backpacked around the world, visiting the continents of Europe, Asia and South America - seeing castles, jungles, and temples in their natural context.  Chris’ mission in themed entertainment not just to entertain, but to also provide education and inspiration to people around the globe.
Students will be assigned approximately 60 minutes of homework each week to practice their skills.  Students will be asked to draw 4 poses based on the photo references assignment each week. While this homework is not mandatory, it is highly recommended for students to complete it in order to get the most out of the class. The homework assignments will be engaging and feature dynamic poses and interesting lighting.
Recommended materials for this class include a pencil, colored pencils, a pencil sharpener, an eraser or kneaded eraser, and a sketchbook. Students may also choose to use an iPad, but it is important to have traditional materials on hand as certain techniques are best taught using them.
40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
In this class, we will be working with photos of professional figure drawing models to enhance our understanding and portrayal of the human form. To ensure a diverse range of body types, I will carefully curate the selection of models used in the class. These models will be dressed in skin-tight clothing to showcase their anatomy and muscles. It is important for students to approach this class with a mature attitude.

Teacher

Chris Chien
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
🚀 Advanced Art Classes - Seriously Fun!
676 total reviews
491 completed classes

About Me

Mr. Chris (Chris Chien) is a top art instructor on the Outschool Platform and a recognized expert in the Themed Entertainment Industry. In addition to teaching kids, he also teaches art to college students, as well as working professionals from... 
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