This course is approachable enough for beginners and detailed enough for advanced artists.

My philosophy is to teach timeless concepts in an approachable entertaining way. I believe that when you are having fun, you learn better. I take pride in producing high quality videos that you will enjoy watching and re-watching.

This premium video course includes extended versions of free videos, many examples of each lesson and critique videos. Videos are uncensored (meaning there is nudity!). 

*Please note the ENTIRE 15-hour class is available for a la carte purchase only, however the 2-hour gesture segment is included in the monthly and annual subscription.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Prerequisites

    • Supplies Overview
    • Basic List of Supplies
    • How to Hold and Control Your Pencil
    • Assignment: Warmup
  • 2

    Gesture

    • Gesture Lesson
    • Assignment: Draw the Gesture
    • Gesture - Step by Step
    • Gesture Critiques with Marshall Vandruff
  • 3

    The Bean

    • Bean Lesson
    • Assignment: Draw the Bean
    • Bean Examples - Tilt and Lean
    • Bean Examples - Twisting
    • Bean Examples - Foreshortening
    • The Bean Critiques
  • 4

    Structure

    • Structure Basics – Making Things Look 3D
    • Assignment: Draw Cylinders and Boxes
    • Structure Basics Critiques
  • 5

    Landmarks of the Human Body

    • Landmarks of the Human Body
    • Landmarks of the Human Body Chart
    • Assignment: Draw the Landmarks
    • Landmarks Example 1 – Back
    • Landmarks Example 2 – Front
    • Landmarks Example 3 – Another Back
    • Landmarks Example 4 – Extreme Scapula Position
    • Landmarks Critiques
  • 6

    Robo Bean

    • The Robo Bean
    • Assignment: Draw the Robo Bean
    • Robo Bean Examples
    • Robo Bean Critiques
  • 7

    Mannequinization

    • Mannequinization
    • Assignment: Mannequinization
    • Mannequinization Examples Part 1
    • Mannequinization Examples Part 2
    • Mannequinization Critiques
  • 8

    Balance

    • Balance
    • Assignment: Balance
  • 9

    Exaggeration

    • Exaggeration
    • Assignment: Exaggerate Some Poses
    • Lesson 9b: Exaggeration – Step by Step (Real-time Version)
  • 10

    Proportions

    • Human Proportions – Average Figure
    • Human Proportions – Cranial Units
    • Human Proportions – Idealistic Figures
  • 11

    Measuring

    • Measuring Techniques
    • How to Practice and Check Your Measuring
    • Assignment: Measuring the Figure
  • 12

    Shading

    • Shading Light and Form - The Basics
    • The Basic Elements – Shape, Value, Color, Edge
    • Drawing Supplies I use for Longer Drawings
    • Drawing Supplies for Longer Drawings
    • Shading
    • Assignment: Shading the Figure
    • Top 5 Shading Mistakes
  • 13

    Figure Drawing Demo

    • Yoni Figure Drawing Timelapse
    • Drawing Yoni – Linear Layin – Basic Shapes
    • Linear Layin – Anatomical Forms
    • Linear Layin – Shadow Mapping
    • Shading – General Tonal Composition
    • Shading – Upper Body Details
    • Shading – Leg Details
    • Shading – Background and Final Touches
    • Yoni Hi-Res Drawing
    • Figure Drawing Shading Critique
  • 14

    Closing Thoughts

    • Closing Thoughts

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