Sunday, September 30, 2007

The End!

Today I watched the final episodes of 'The Structure of Man'. I've learned a ton of things, I am 100% confident with drawing the figure.

To test myself, I went through some old drawings in my sketchbook and 'fixed' them. Drawing over the top, I fixed the figures. And I could see my problems, what I was doing wrong and more importantly, how to fix it.

I would recommend 'The Structure of Man' video series to anyone struggling with the figure. I'll be honest, it's long and the instructor has kind of a flat tone that can be tiring to listen to. The series is WMV format, so you'll have to watch it on your computer. Also, since the series build on top of itself, if you don't watch all 43 hours, you won't get the full benefit.

But if you're to commit the time and do the work you will learn the figure from this series. I think I leaned more from this then I would from a college figure drawing course.

If you are commited to learning to draw the figure, have exhausted all the books and are still lacking something, give 'The Structure of Man' a shot. You can watch the first few videos online and pretty quick you'll know if this is for you.

1 comment:

D. L. Nelson said...

Big congrats on finishing the structure of man. From the rise in quality of your figure drawing, it's obvious that your utilizing your new skills. Continue to keep up the good work.