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The Bean

The Bean

Author: Jim Pappas
Description:

Students will be able to use the BEAN DRAWING TECHNIQUE as a starting point to add depth and motion to their figure drawings.

Students will be able to IDENTIFY:

  • Torso tilting
  • Torso leaning
  • Torso twisting
  • Foreshortened torso

Students will be able to orally confirming, correcting or extending by discussing the importance of the BEAN TECHNIQUE by using content specific words/phrases.

 

Simplifying the torso can be the most rewarding step to completing a gesture drawing of the human figure.  Learning to separate the two masses can be an effective tool to learn how to draw the motion and relationship of the rib cage and hips. Throughout this tutorial you will learn to identify tilting, leaning, twisting, and foreshortening of the body. 

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Tutorial

The bean is a very effective tool to learn how to draw the motion and relationship of the rib cage and hips. Learn to identify tilting, leaning, twisting, and foreshortening of the body. Then indicate how these movements deform the torso.

Week #4 The Bean Handout

Be sure to print this handout as you follow through the video tutorial. Most of the information is on the video, however when working with your Pose Packet you'll want quick and easy access. Keep this in your binder as a study guide for our final.

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The Bean Pose Packet

Study and work through each pose between 15 and 20 times each day. Label your poses to keep track of the time limit and STYLE you’ve been working on to monitor your progress.

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