SOLD OUT FOR MAY 2019

Class Size: 16 seats 

Start Date: 5/14/19

Duration: 9 amazing weeks

Cost: $450 for subscribers, $500 for nonsubscribers

Course Description:

 Take your illustrations up to the next level! 

When including figures in your illustrations, give yourself a technical advantage by learning to draw heads and hands accurately. 

This 9 week course will start with the fundamentals and gradually add information allowing you to confidently understand and utilize your photo reference or allow you to create head and hand poses directly from your imagination.

In this class you will learn how to:

  • Draw a basic head from a variety of angles
  • Draw basic hands in multiple poses and variety of angles
  • Understand the distinctions between male, female and child head and hand proportions.
  • Build on the simple forms to develop more complex anatomy
  • Create finished renderings of heads and hands in variety of media


Format:

This class will consist of 9 weekly classes. Video lectures will be released each week and you can watch at your convenience (you can take this class no matter what time zone you are in!) You will then do your assignment and upload it to the class website. Weekly video critiques of your work will be provided. In addition, there will be an active discussion area where you can ask questions at any time.

This class will consist of video lectures, demos, and PDF handouts.


Included with the class:

  • Access to all class materials during your enrollment
  • Discussion area to ask question during the week
  • Downloadable homework and resource files
  • Weekly video critiques


Requirements:

  • Basic level of drawing ability
  • Good internet connection
  • Monochromatic drawing/painting supplies (digital and physical media will both work well for the course)


Class Schedule:

Each week content will be released at 12 noon (PST) for you to watch at your convenience. Classes are pre-recorded so you DO NOT have to be able to watch them on the release date specifically. 


Refund Policy:

  • cancellation up to 14 days before class starts: full refund
  • cancellation 1 - 13 days before class starts: 75% refund
  • cancellation during the first week of class: 50% refund
  • cancellation during the second week of class and after: 0%

Please Note: When you enroll, we are reserving your seat, and others are not able to sign up. Because it can be challenging to fill seats when there are last minute cancellations, we only offer partial refunds once we are within 13 days of the class start date. However, if you are able to sell your seat to another student, we are happy to give a full refund 😀

About the Instructor

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David Hohn

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Temp

    • Promo Video

  • 2

    Introduction

    • SVS_Dynamic Expressions_Intro Video

    • SVS_Dynamic Expression_Syllabus

    • Welcome! And please take a moment to introduce yourself

  • 3

    Week 1: Heads: Locating Landmarks

    • Week1: Heads: Locating Landmarks: Video Demo

    • Step X Step PDF: Head: LocatingLandmarks

    • Head: DIY Build a Loomis Head

    • Homework Video: Proj1

    • Homework: Proj1

    • NOTES FOR TURNING HOMEWORK IN

    • Week 1 Comments and Questions

    • Week 1 Homework Turn In

  • 4

    Week 2: Heads: Building Basic Features

    • Week2: Heads: Nose: Video Demo

    • Week2: Heads: Eye: Video Demo

    • Week2: Heads: Ear: Video Demo

    • Week2: Heads: Mouth: Video Demo

    • Step X Step PDF: Head: Nose

    • Step X Step PDF: Head: Eyes

    • Step X Step PDF: Head: Ear

    • Step X Step PDF: Head: Mouth

    • Homework Video: Proj2

    • Homework: Proj2

    • Homework Crit: Groups

    • Homework Crit: Group 1

    • Homework Crit: Group 2

    • Homework Crit: Group 3

    • Week 2 Comments and Questions

    • Week 2 Homework Turn In

  • 5

    Week 3: Hair and Expressions

    • Week3: Heads: Hair Demo

    • Week 3: Expressions Demo

    • Homework Video: Proj3

    • Homework: Proj3

    • Week 3 Comments and Questions

    • Week 3 Homework Turn In

    • Homework Crit: Groups

    • Homework Crit: Group 1

    • Homework Crit: Group 2

  • 6

    Week 4: Heads: Finished Rendering

    • Homework Video: Proj 4

    • Homework: Proj 4

    • Week 4: Heads: Draw Head

    • Week 4: Heads: Digital Charcoal: Pt1: Lift Texture

    • Week4: Heads: Digital Charcoal: Pt2: Render Simple Shapes

    • Week4: Heads: Digital Charcoal: Pt3: Rendering

    • Week4: Heads: Graphite Demo

    • Week4: Heads: Watercolor Demo

    • Charcoal Texture (15 MB PDF)

    • Charcoal Texture (15 MB PDF)

    • Homework Crit: Week 3: Groups

    • Homework Crit: Week3: Group 1

    • Homework Crit: Week3: Group 2

    • Homework Crit: Week 3: Group 3

    • Week 4 Comments and Questions

    • Week 4 Homework Turn In

  • 7

    Week 5: Heads: Young and Old

    • Week 5: Heads: Older Faces

    • Week 5: Heads: Younger Faces

    • Week5: Heads: Render Young Face

    • Homework: Proj 5

    • Homework Video: Proj 5

    • Week 5 Comments and Questions

    • Week 5 Homework Turn In

    • Homework Crit Groups

    • Homework Crit: Week 4: Group 1

    • Homework Crit: Week 4: Group 2

    • Homework Crit: Week 4: Group 3

    • Homework Crit: Week 4: Group 4

  • 8

    Week 6: Hands: Basic Shapes

    • Week 6: Hands: Basic Structure

    • Homework: Proj 6

    • Homework: Proj 6

    • Homework Crit Groups

    • Homework Crit: Week5: Group 1

    • Homework Crit: Week 5: Group 2

    • Week 6 Comments and Questions

    • Week 6 Homework Turn In

  • 9

    Week 7: Hands: Adding Volume

    • Week 7: Hands: Adding Volume (Simple Shapes)

    • Homework: Proj 7

    • Homework: Proj 7

    • Homework Crit Groups

    • Homework Crit: Week 6: Group 1

    • Homework Crit: Week 6: Group 2

    • Homework Crit: Week 6: Group 3

    • Week 7 Comments and Questions

    • Week 7 Homework Turn In

  • 10

    Week 8: Hands: Finished Rendering

    • Week 8: Hands: Digital Charcoal Demo

    • Week 8: Hands: Watercolor Demo

    • Week 8: Hands: Graphite Demo

    • Homework: Proj 8

    • Homework: Proj 8

    • Homework Crit Groups

    • Homework Crit: Week 7: Group 1

    • Homework Crit: Week 7: Group 2

    • Homework Crit: Week 7: Group 3

    • Week 8 Comments and Questions

    • Week 8 Homework Turn In

  • 11

    Week 9: Hands: Young and Old

    • Week 9: Hands: Young and Old

    • Week 9: Heads and Hands United: Part 1 Sketching

    • Week 9: Heads and Hands United: Part 2 Toning

    • Homework: Proj 9

    • Homework: Proj 9

    • Homework Crit Groups

    • Homework Crit: Week 8: Group 1

    • Homework Crit: Week 8: Group 2

    • Week 9 Comments and Questions

    • Week 9 Homework Turn In

  • 12

    Week 10: The Final Crit

    • Procreate Demo: Digital Charcoal

    • Homework Crit Groups

    • Homework Crit: Week 8: Group1

    • Homework Crit: Week 8: Group 2

    • Week 10 Comments and Questions -- Last Chance!

  • 41

    Videos

  • 17

    PDFs

Reviews

Take this class--you'll learn a ton and improve fast!

Eli Brown

I LOVED this class! Hands have always been a kind of nemesis of mine--I have never felt like I could get them right, no matter what I did. I thought my h...

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I LOVED this class! Hands have always been a kind of nemesis of mine--I have never felt like I could get them right, no matter what I did. I thought my heads were OK--but after I took this class, I discovered how much better they could be! I was amazed at how much my skills improved in just a few weeks. Though I still need to practice more and perfect them, I no longer feel intimidated because I now have the tools to construct the anatomy believably. David is an awesome instructor and goes above and beyond to make sure that everyone is clear on the concepts. Highly recommended!

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