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Figure Drawing 1


This is an instructed figure drawing class.

We offer both instructed and uninstructed figure drawing which is held on Friday nights 6-9pm weekly at CDW Studios.

Instructed figure drawing is a structured course and is also part of the University program. This class has a figure drawing instructor, and covers everything from anatomy, perspective, composition, gesture and materials. A must for any artist who wishes to master the human figure and improve overall drawing skills for use in character design as a concept artist or anatomy knowledge for those pursuing a career in 3D character sculpting.

Artists must provide their own art materials.

This cours­e is aimed at begin­ners and will give you the per­fect foun­da­tion for your art career.

Each week you will watch a demo of the instruc­tor drawing live, this is a workshop style class so you will be drawing in the class along with the instruc­tor where you can show your work and ask ques­tions. After each class you will receive your home­work assign­ment for the week, and at the begin­ning of each class you will receive feed­back on your work.

Workshop aims:

  • To learn to observe and draw what you actually see.
  • Grow comfortable with the use of different drafting media.
  • Push further in things you already feel confident within your art.

Topics that will be covered throughout the 12 week workshop:

  • Drawing from life.
  • Gesture.
  • Anatomy.
  • Clothing.
  • Still-life.
  • Long pose portrait.

The hardware requirements for the workshop are:

  • Sketchpad for drawing in class.
  • Conte and charcoal.
  • Notepad and pens/pencils for note-taking.

2019 - Semester 1
Mar. 05 - Jun. 04

6:00PM - 9:00PM

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2019 - Semester 2
Jul. 30 - Oct. 29

6:00PM - 9:00PM

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Instructor Bio

D.M. Cornish

D. M. Cornish is a award winning fantasy author and illustrator from Adelaide, South Australia. His first book was Foundling, the first part of the Monster Blood Tattoo trilogy. The second book named Lamplighter was released in May 2008. The third in the series; The Foundling's Tale, Part Three: Factotum. He spent most of his childhood drawing, as well as most of his teenage and adult years as well. And by age eleven he had made his first book, called "Attack from Mars." It featured Jupitans and lots and lots of drawings of space battles.

He studied illustration at the University of South Australia, where he began to compile a series of notebooks, beginning with #1 in 1993. Over the next ten years he filled 23 journals with his pictures, definitions, ideas and histories of his world, the Half-Continent.

David now has illustrated numerous children’s books and worked as an illustrator within the advertising industry for the past 20 years. David teaches our instructed figure drawing workshop and also teaches, Character Design, Illustration and Bootcamp workshops.