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  • DrawingtheFigure:AnatomyMaterialsList

    DrawingtheFigure:Anatomy

    Thisisacomprehensivematerialslist,fromwhichyoumaychoosetobring(A)asingledrawingmediumofyourchoice(conte,charcoal,orgraphiteforexample)or(B)avarietyofdrawingmediums,whichyoudliketoexplore.Sinceanatomydrawingismoredetailed,IhavemadeDerwentDrawingpencilsmandatoryforthiscourse(seebelow),whichareeasiertocontrol.However,conte,charcoalandpastelsarealsowelcomeifyouenjoyworkingwiththem.Eachstudentwillbeprovidedwithadrawingboard,drawingdonkey,easeland/orchairduringeachclass.Sittingondrawingdonkeyscangetsoreonthebehind,sofeelfreetobringacushion.ListedbelowinBLUEarethemandatorymaterialsforthiscourse.Feelfreetobringadditionalmaterials.AllmaterialscanbefoundatOpusArtSupplies,andthetextbookonAmazon.

    Textbook:Anatomy:ACompleteGuideForArtists,byJosephSheppard 'Fierro'brownKraftpaper(18"x24"):1pad Sketchbook:Nosmallerthan8.5"x11" StaedtlerMarsPlasticEraser Staedtler'blue'EraserHolderwithrefills X-ACTOknife DerwentDrawingColouredPencils:Chocolate,VenetianRed,&ChineseWhite-(1each) ColouredPencils-6-10differentcolours

    1)Textbook

    Anatomy:ACompleteGuideForArtists,byJosephSheppard AMAZON.CA:https://www.amazon.ca/Anatomy-Complete-Artists-Joseph-Sheppard/dp/0486272796

    2)Paper

    'Fierro'brownKraftpaper(18"x24"):1pad NewsprintPaper(18"x24"):1pad 'Canson'Mi-Tetntes(19"x25"):2sheetsofanycolouryouwish.Isuggestmid-tone&neutral

    colours(ie/Tobacco,Bisque,Pearl,FeltGrey,etc.)-nottoolight/nottoodark.3)Sketchbook

    Nosmallerthan8.5"x11".Isuggestaring-boundsketchbook,soyoumayopenyourpagesfully.Usedforanatomynotesandsuggestedhomeworkassignments.

    4)GraphitePencils(optional)

    2B,4B,6B,9B(StaedtlerandDerwentaregood).5)ColouredPencils

    6-10differentcolours(Prismacolororanybrandwilldo).Eachcolourwillbeusedtodrawadifferentmuscleduringanatomylectures,sothemorethemerrier.

    6)Erasers

    1)StaedtlerMarsPlasticEraser

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    2)Staedtler'blue'EraserHolderwithrefills

    3)General'sKneadableRubberEraser-(optional)-usedforcharcoal,conte&pastelsonly

    7)Blending

    KneadedEraser(optional)-Actslikeasmudgerwithgentlepressure BlendingStumps(optional)-Get3differentsizes(small/medium/large) LeatherChamois(optional)-Evenlyspreadsoutpigmentonbackground AlsoOptional-Q-tips,toiletpaper&cottonrags

    8)Knife

    X-ACTOLightDutySnap-OffKnife-$5.00(otherutilityknivesworktoo) Sharpenspencils

    9)DerwentDrawingColouredPencils(mandatory)

    Chocolate,VenetianRed,&ChineseWhite-(1each)/othercolourswelcome Pleasedon'tmistakethesewithDerwent's'Pastel','Watercolour'or'Coloursoft'pencils.

    ThesearespecificallycalledDerwentDRAWING!OnlyfoundatOpusArtSuppliesoron-line.

    10)Conte(optional)Conteisoptional,buthighlyrecommendedforlifedrawingingeneral.Conteisfoundinbothsticks&pencilsaslistedbelow:

    Sticks:Black(2B),White(2B),Grey,Terracotta,Sepia-(1each)/othercolourswelcome :Idealforgestures,shading,volumeandexpressivemarkmaking

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    Pencils:Black,White,Grey,Terracotta,Sepia-(1each)/othercolourswelcome

    :Idealformoredetailedaspectsofconteandcharcoaldrawings

    11)Charcoal(optional)Charcoalisthecheapestofthedrypigments,andisgreatforgesturedrawing,expressivemarkmaking,andcreatingvolumewithvasttonalgradations.Althoughanatomyisdetailedwork,Irecommend(messy)charcoalforwarmingupandexperimentation!Itcomesin3forms:(1)CompressedCharcoal,(2)Willow/VineCharcoaland(3)CharcoalPencils.

    CompressedCharcoalSticks:2or3willdoforthiscourse.Idealmediumtocreatedark&mid-tonebackgrounds,byspreadingaroundwithtoiletpaper(orleatherchamois)onpaper.Explore'removaltechnique'byerasingintothisbackground-throughthecharcoallayers-exposingunderlyingwhitepaperandcreatinghighlights,tonalvariationsand3-Dform.

    Willow/VineCharcoal:Comesinthin,medium&thickwidths.Isuggest2or3ofeachifyou

    arenewwiththis,otherwise,whateverworksbestforyou.Ipreferthethickersticks.Thisisawonderfulmediumforgesturedrawing,experimentalmarkmakingandcreating'painterly'drawings.

    CharcoalPencils:Goodfordetailedaspectsofcharcoal/contedrawingaswellasgestural

    work.General'sUSAmakesafineselectionofthese.IsuggestHB,2Band4B.12)SoftPastels(optional)Theseareoptional,andidealforstudentswhomwouldliketoexplorefleshcoloursandcreativefiguredrawing.Pastelsare'drypigment',similartoconte&charcoalandworkwelltogether.Pastelsaretypicallythesoftestpigment,whereasconteisharder.Allofthesecomeinsticks,pencilsandsets.Isuggestgettingasetofstickscomplementedbypurchasingindividualcoloursinstores.

    Sticks:Cheapanddecentpastelsfoundinboxsets(12,24,36,48)byMyunyoSoftPastels.ExpensiveandhighqualitypastelsfoundinRembrandt($5-6/stick)andSchmincke($7-9/stick).Ifbuyingindividualsticks,seekout'flesh'colours(pinks,brown,peaches,oranges,)aswellastheprimarycolours(red,blue,yellow),secondarycolours(green,purple,orange)andblack,white&avarietyoftonalgreys.Anybrandiswelcome.

    Pencils:Goodfordetailedwork.Derwentmakessuperbpastelpencils,usuallyfoundinsets.

    Giocondamakesgoodpastelpencilssoldindividually($3each)inasmallerbutdecentvarietyofcolours.Anybrandiswelcome.

    RecommendedSet:RembrandtPastelHalfStickSet(30sticks)-$65

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