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Gesture Drawing Fundamentals

Essential Techniques For Sketching Figures With April Connors


Building figures with gesture and rhythm allows us to more effectively tell stories in visual mediums — a critical tool for artists working in the entertainment industry. This 4.5-hour workshop by April Connors covers the key fundamentals for sketching dynamic figures using techniques that work for life drawing and figure invention, whether you’re working digitally or with traditional media.

While demonstrations are completed in Clip Studio Paint, any drawing or painting software can be used to follow along. For those working traditionally, any drawing media and paper will work for the techniques demonstrated.

Included with this workshop is an exclusive photo pack of action poses to help you follow along and refer to for your future projects.

This workshop is recommended for artists that are already familiar with figure drawing, as well as for those who generally have a good sense of building a human figure.

Duration: 4h 46m

Format: HD 1920x1080

April Connors

Figure Drawing Instructor and Freelance Illustrator

April Connors is an artist, author, and instructor based in Los Angeles, with further experience in fashion illustration. Her works have been exhibited everywhere from the United States to Mexico to Hong Kong. She has been teaching life drawing for over 10 years and has taught figure drawing at Warner Animation Group, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Netflix, Gnomon School of Visual Effects, The Mill, Eido, and many other private institutions.

  • April Connors draws with a creative energy that is infectious to watch

    - Bob Kato
    Associate Professor at Art Center and Illustrator