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Drawing the Human Figure With Realism: Advanced Proportions and Shading

Chris Chien
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(780)
This weekly figure drawing workshop trains students to accurately draw the human form, focusing on proportion, anatomy, and shading, using a variety of mediums and techniques.

Class experience

The learning goals of this advanced figure drawing class are to:

Help students improve their skills in figure drawing by providing opportunities to work with photo references from a professional model, practicing in both short and long poses, and focusing on key techniques such as proportion, anatomy, and shading.

Help students elevate their skills in line, edges, mass, and composition, and learn how to create more realistic characters and illustrations through the use of photo references.
Chris Chien is a highly accomplished theme park designer with over a decade of experience contributing to major projects such as Universal Studios, Sesame Street Land, SeaWorld, Kennedy Space Center, and Ferrari World. As a professional concept designer and illustrator, Chris has created designs for numerous theme parks around the globe.

Chris has a strong foundation in traditional mediums such as charcoal, watercolor, and oil painting, which he combines with expertise in digital tools such as Photoshop, SketchUp, Unreal Engine, and Planet Coaster to create immersive worlds. His background in industrial design and theater, along with studies at the Concept Design Academy under industry leaders from Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, Lucasfilms, Marvel, and Blizzard, have honed his skills in themed entertainment and storytelling.

In addition to his professional work, Chris has a passion for cultural exploration and has traveled to Europe, Asia, and South America, experiencing castles, jungles, and temples in their natural contexts. This passion for immersive and educational experiences is at the core of Chris's mission in themed entertainment.

Chris brings a wealth of experience and skills to his teaching, with over eight years of professional experience leading art classes for children, teens, and adults. His areas of expertise include theme park design, concept art for games and movies, showset design, fabrication, and scenic painting.
1 file available upon enrollment
- Pencil 2B (Please no mechanical pencils) - Pencil Sharpener - Kneaded Eraser - Hard white eraser - Paper - Digital Mediums welcome (You will receive a digital file of the FAQ and Class Policies upon sign-up)

Meet the teacher

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(780)
Mr. Chris (Chris Chien) is a top art instructor on the 锘縊utschool Platform锘 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...
Group Class


1x per week
40 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(7)
Completed by 19 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 12-17
3-10 learners per class

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