Drawing the Torso
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The torso is absolutely central to life drawing—it’s the first place to start, and contains the most dramatic elements of the human form. In this comprehensive class, suitable for beginners as well as more experienced artists, you’ll be learning all about how to simplify this most important of body parts into basic shapes using anatomy and Contrapposto. Expect to finish the class with straightforward to techniques you can apply to your own work--and some fabulous drawings with references from Soho Life Drawing's own models!
In this class we’ll cover
—Basic Shapes and Anatomy; Male vs. Female
—Drawing the Torso in Perspective
Simply bring a pencil, paper, and an eraser. You may find that in addition to your normal pencil, an H pencil is useful to have on hand—these are lighter and are good for creating the “scaffolding” we’re going to use to create our finished drawings. No worries if not, though—this is by no means necessary.
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