University of Technology Sydney

88213 Life Drawing



The study of life drawing heightens observational skills and awakens a sense of research and analysis of structure. While these are not anatomy classes, basic elements of human anatomy are explored to further students' understanding of the structure beneath the living, moving form. Drawing from life significantly contributes to students' visual communication vocabulary.

This subject focuses on refining students' observational skills. There are many elements that make up a successful figure drawing. Elements of gesture, movement, line of action, weight, balance and force are examined, as well as technique in the use of line, tone and composition. The various ways in which a three-dimensional form is depicted in two-dimensional form are explored, communicating clearly a sense of depth, space, weight and solidity.

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