Learn to Draw from A Live Model

You can learn to draw from the live model using the techniques of the masters with Senior Academy Of Realist Art instructor Fernando Freitas. This online workshop walks you through our proven step-by-step process to help you achieve realistic results that will exceed your expectations.

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Class Overview

You can learn to draw from the live model using the techniques of the masters with Senior Academy Of Realist Art instructor Fernando Freitas. This online workshop walks you through our proven step-by-step process to help you achieve realistic results that will exceed your expectations. Whether you are a beginner interested in learning the basics, or an intermediate or professional student who wants to refine your skills, Drawing the Figure lets you enjoy the best in fine art instruction at your own pace.

Course Curriculum

Tools & Materials 26:15

Lesson1. Tools & Materials free

The Gestural Construct 23:37

Lesson2. The Gestural Construct

Completed Construct and Contour 16:39

Lesson3. Completed Construct and Contour free

The Light and Dark Patterns 53:09

Lesson4. The Light and Dark Patterns

Big Form Modeling 18:08

Lesson5. Big Form Modeling

Assignments & Next Steps 02:14

Lesson6. Assignments & Next Steps

Meet Instructor

Instructor: Fernando Freitas

The Director and Senior Instructor at the Academy of Realist Art, Fernando Freitas has close to 20 years of teaching experience. He also conducts drawing and painting workshops throughout North America and Europe, as well as works on portrait commissions. Most recently, his work can be seen on the hit NBC show Hannibal. Fernando has produced two highly regarded instructional DVDs: Drawing the Figure and The Bargue Drawing Companion which are available through the ARA website.

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Ratings & Reviews (6)

Fantastic Teacher and wonderfull quality explanations! hopefully Master Freitas will record new course Tutorials about Figure drawing, anatomy and portrait for further development ! David C

David

Best video on figure drawing available till now, very detailed and structured clearly, nice discussion about value pattern and how to deal with shadow edges.

Nafi

Excellent thorough instruction. Practically makes more sense than books. I can apply this to all my art. Thank you.

anne ross

Excellent explanation of the drawing process, covering all stages from outline to pushing down the values.
Thanks for sharing the unique knowledge.

Bogdan

I like these courses I have taken part. Should only practice to learn deeper or may say, learn even a bit of it.

Heikki Autere

I watched the sales advert on youtube it was nothing like the course.

Would like to have a try at this method but it is not what I expected

Eric

Course Curriculum

Tools & Materials 26:15

Lesson1. Tools & Materials free

The Gestural Construct 23:37

Lesson2. The Gestural Construct

Completed Construct and Contour 16:39

Lesson3. Completed Construct and Contour free

The Light and Dark Patterns 53:09

Lesson4. The Light and Dark Patterns

Big Form Modeling 18:08

Lesson5. Big Form Modeling

Assignments & Next Steps 02:14

Lesson6. Assignments & Next Steps

FAQs

USD $99.95 USD $19.95

You will get:

  • Life time access to this course
  • Step-by-Step video instruction
  • Learn at your own pace

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Excellent thorough instruction. Practically makes more sense than books. I can apply this to all my art. Thank you.
anne ross

Downloadable Materials

The Value Strip
The 9 values of light to dark that create the illusion of depth.
Light & Shadow Logic
I came out of this with a heightened attention to detail, and practical knowledge of how to make a graphite drawing to a high degree of finish – in stages. I can see how doing more of these copies would improve the accuracy of my drawing.
– Jon, Drawing the Bargue