Homework + Video Recordings
Contrapposto in Standing Figures
Video Time: 13 Min: Drawing Time: 35 Min
In this video we'll be learning some simple steps that can be used to create proportionate and dynamic standing figures. With step-by-step demonstrations and planned intervals that you can pause at to test your work, expect to finish the lesson with a practical understanding of how to quickly and adeptly render standing figures.
In this sample, you'll be learning a little about Contrapposto and will be given two exercises to complete. Remember to tag your work @soho_life_drawing on insta!
This video is free to watch at the above link.
Gorgeous Grasping Hands--Homework!
Video Time: 2 hrs: Drawing Time: 2 Hrs
With six step-by-step demonstrations, this comprehensive homework package focusses on drawing hands clasping and grasping. Ann starts with an introduction on how to draw hands before moving on to real-time demonstrations with references. The class finishes with a drawing of a pair of hands from"Ugolino and his Sons" by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux--one of the most masterful examples of dynamic hands in art. Feel free to e mail Ann up to two works for a visual mark up at email@example.com or post your works on insta @soho_life_drawing to be featured in our story!
Password and Links attached as Page and PDF after purchase. On Vimeo, the film is downloadable if you'd like to keep a copy for your records
Video Recordings OF PAST CLASSES
With the exception of Intro to Online Life Drawing, which can be downloaded directly from this site, access to videos is given via a downloaded copy of the URL (simply type into your browser)
Intro to Online Life Drawing
Made for beginners and early stage life drawers looking for guidance, Intro to Online Life Drawing is our original mini-course—a class designed to provide students with an introductory toolkit for drawing people.
Tutor Ann Mackowski will provide practical advice and cover the different components of life-drawing. These include:
--Mark-making and Materials
--Intro to Gesture Drawing
You'll also learn a little bit of art history in the process.
This class is part of Soho Life Drawing’s mini-class series designed to give artists of all levels—including complete beginners—a leg up in approaching life drawing.
Eyes, Nose, Lips
19:00-21:00 UK Time (11AM-1PM US Pacific) Zoom Link Below! ⬇️
In this comprehensive, detail-oriented class, we’re going to be taking the stress out of drawing some of the trickiest elements of portraiture—the eyes, nose, and lips—by focussing entirely on each individually. By taking time to explore the particular structure and mechanism of each of these facial features, you’ll find the portrait drawing process simplified, expanded, and with greater options for depth and nuance.
With step-by-step guidance, we'll be covering
within the eye, the nose, and the lips in detail for each feature, with plenty of dynamic reference images to work from.
Expect to finish the class with plenty of fascinating studies and some truly barrier-breaking tips and techniques that'll take your portraiture abilities to the next level!
To join, simply return to this page after payment and click on the link below at the date and time of class.
*No further information is necessary from you, and no passcode is issued as this is an open link (we operate on an honour system). In the rare event that a class is cancelled, you will be notified via e mail and refunded in full. Contact us if you encounter any difficulties
Watercolour Portraiture: Layering/Professional Technique
YouTube Link: Video Time: 1 Hr 27 Minutes: Work Time: 2 Hrs
In this class, suitable for beginners as well as more experienced artists, we'll be covering professional techniques of building colour in watercolour portraits to create a more natural, nuanced feel. We'll be covering
—Red, Yellow, and Blue Watercolours
—RECOMMENDED: Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Alazarin Crimson or Pyrrol Crimson, Raw Umber, Ultramarine, Pthalo Blue
--2-3 Cups Water
--Paper Towels/Rag/ Etc... for Wiping
--Pencil and Eraser
--RECOMMENDED: Hair Dryer
Youtube Link (download in confirmation page): 35 Min: Drawing Time: 2 Hrs
In this beginner-friendly class we’ll be learning to draw portraits in profile with simple, step by step instruction. Profiles can be difficult—but in this friendly and beginner-welcoming class we’ll be learning push through the difficulties in drawing the face at the oblique angles that we see in day today life, where it’s rare to have the benefit of a straight-on portrait! Through break-downs, tips and techniques for drawing the face, and some studies of specific details such as the eyes, nose, and mouth, you’ll have plenty of fabulous reference poses to draw from, making it perfect for not only perfect for beginners learning how to life draw but also more experienced artists looking for new material and inspiration.
Drawing (All £7.50)
Dynamic Figure Drawing
Feet and Ankles—Drawing from the Ground Up
The Reclining Nude
Beginners’ Watercolours: Colour Technique
Eyes, Lips, Nose
Beginners’ Chiaroscuro Portraiture
Chiaroscuro: Charcoal Technique
Markmaking: Focus on Charcoal
Intro to Life Drawing
The Envelope and Proportions
Markmaking: A Tour of Artists
Egon Schiele: Man and Methods
Gorgeous Grasping Hands
Life Drawing: How It’s Done
Egon Schiele Watercolours: Full Pack Discount
Watercolour Portraiture: Full Pack Discount
Individual Watercolour Classes (all £13.50)
Watercolour Portraiture: Intro + Chiaroscuro
Watercolour Portraiture: In Full Colour
Watercolour Portraiture: Professional Technique/ Layering
Schiele Watercolours: Intro: Form and Composition
Schiele Watercolours: Reproduction + Colour Technique
Schiele Watercolours: Nuance
Schiele Watercolours: Integration