University of Technology Sydney

54420 Figure Drawing for Animation

Anti-requisite(s): 54417 Figure Drawing for Animation AND 88213 Life Drawing


There are many elements that make up a successful figure drawing: gesture, movement, line of action, weight, balance, force as well as technique in the use of line, tone and composition. The study of life drawing heightens observational skills and awakens a sense of research and analysis of structure. In this subject, students explore basic elements of human anatomy to further their understanding of the structure beneath the living, moving form and refine their observational skills. The various ways in which a three-dimensional form is depicted in two-dimensional form are explored. Students develop their visual communication vocabulary with a focus on depth, space, weight and solidity.

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Spring session, City campus

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