Category Archives: anatomy and figure drawing

Final Stamp on Artwork

All of my students recently created and decided upon their artist’s signature- the final marks that will be placed on any and all art they create this year. Some meticulous or messy, others spontaneous or calculated- all of which invite … Continue reading

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Faces on Display

Anatomy and Figure Drawing students continue to progress in their technical ability to draw the figure. Their ability to perceive and accurately convey contour and form is truly impressive. Here are a few projects that have been on display lately: … Continue reading

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Vitruvian Man Project

This project challenged Anatomy and Figure Drawing students to examine and then create their own proportional systems based on existing or imaginary characters. Through careful examination, students created an accurate rendering of a character which corresponded to their unique proportions. … Continue reading

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Mannequins in Motion!

Anatomy and Figure students combined their understanding of basic gesture lines, contour drawing and creating value through line in the “Mannequins in Motion” project. They were asked to create a series of 6 drawings that convey a progression of motion. … Continue reading

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NRHS at the Essex Art Center’s 2nd Annual Teen Portrait Exhibit

I am extremely proud of the eight students who submitted work into the¬†Essex Art Center’s 2nd Annual Teen Portrait Exhibit. The reception on Friday night was attended by some of the artists and their families. North Reading High School was … Continue reading

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Understanding Human Anatomy – Simplified

Students in Anatomy and Figure Drawing just completed “simplified anatomy” diagrams that included basic human proportions and labeling of major muscle groups and drawing “landmarks.” This lesson is a part of the year-long process of gaining an understanding of how … Continue reading

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Mannequins in Motion

Anatomy and Figure students merged their understanding of basic gesture lines with accurate contour drawings in this new (but fortunately successful) project. They were asked to create a series of 6 drawings that convey a progression of motion. Web references … Continue reading

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