In this five week course, Lizet Dingemans uses Bargue drawing as the basis for teaching the fundamentals of drawing. It's a proven way to train your eye and has been used to teach generations of artists since its introduction in the nineteenth century. By copying Charles Bargue's drawings of classical statues you learn how he simplified complex subjects and you improve the accuracy of your drawing in a structured, repeatable way. Whether your ultimate goal is to draw or to paint in oils, watercolours or acrylics, this course will give you a solid foundation on which to build.
Listen to Lizet explain what she'll cover in this 5 week course.
In week 1 of this five week drawing fundamentals course Lizet Dingemans introduces Bargue drawing, talks about materials and explains how to start your drawing. She also covers sight-size and comparative measurement.
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In the second part of Lizet Dingemans' series she talks about measuring techniques and tools.
In the third part of Lizet Dingemans' series she talks about taking your block-in to the next stage through effective use of light and shade.
In the fourth part of Lizet Dingemans' series she talks about how shapes communicate the underlying form, and about how light and shade behave on 3D objects.
In the fifth and final part of Lizet Dingemans' series she talks about rendering and how to finish your drawing
In this bonus video, watch Lizet Dingemans render a part of her Bargue drawing