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Anatomy of Clothing

An 8-week course on the foundation of visually communicating clothing and fabric, and how different materials react on the human form

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Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Pencil and paper/ or on tablet/Photoshop
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend at least 10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and time on assignments.
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Analytical Figure Drawing or a good command of form, perspective, and anatomy
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Pencil and paper/ or on tablet/Photoshop
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend at least 10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and time on assignments.
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Analytical Figure Drawing or a good command of form, perspective, and anatomy
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Pencil and paper/ or on tablet/Photoshop
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend at least 10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and time on assignments.
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Analytical Figure Drawing or a good command of form, perspective, and anatomy
COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
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Week 1 | Architecture of Drapery - Process

This week begins with an introduction to designing the figure in a common “draw thru” process broken down into logical steps that help support each other in a successive order, and that drapery is mechanical, folds are repeated regardless of who is wearing the clothes, and that all this information can be memorized to use in building from the imagination.

Week 2 | The 7 Common Folds: Part 1

This week begins the breakdown of the 7 common and frequently seen folds in all clothing, starting with classical statues and their basic toga forms where the first 3 of these technical folds are frequently found:  the pipe, the drop, and the diaper.

Week 3 | The 7 Common Folds: Part 2

Following up on the previous lesson, this week completes the breakdown of the 7 common folds:  the zig zag, the spiral, the half/full lock, the inert fold, where they often occur, and why they happen. 

Week 4 | Male Clothing Forms

To really comprehend that all folds reoccur in all similar types of clothing, we begin to study various types of clothes breaking them down by gender, starting with more common to male forms, straight forward cuts like t shirts long and short sleeved, jeans, shorts, tank tops, etc. close to the body fits that are mostly influenced by the shape of our bodies.

Week 5 | Female Clothing Forms

This is a continuation from last week, moving on with typical female clothing cuts similar to above and adding additional clothing like skirts, dresses, cropped cuts, padded extensions, layers, and accessories

Week 6 | Materials and Their Surface Properties: Part 1

This is the first week of two breaking down the different material types that we will more frequently be rendering, starting with the 3 most dynamically different but commonly used materials:  Cotton, Silk, and Velvet.  We will study the differences in how light is reflected or absorbed by each material type and how to effectively render them.

Week 7 | Materials and Their Surface Properties: Part 2

We further our exploration of material properties, learning to design and control 3 more materials less frequently used but still typically found in our vast collection of clothes we all choose to wear.  These three materials are leather/fur, synthetics like PVC/Rubber materials and lace 

Week 8 | Costuming and Layering Clothes

Up until now we have studied single layers of clothing, or simple paired cuts, and now we move on to the more complex layering of materials with uniforms and costumes.  This classification is more like a total summation of everything we have learned and are now combining together to make a completely finished product.  We have broken down and learned about the different parts and stages we use in developing a realistic drawing, and now we carefully combine them to achieve a complex finish. We will cover footwear, belts/straps/, hats/helmets/glasses, capes and scarves.

Anatomy of Clothing
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Instructor

Taking your skills to the next level

Ron Lemen is a concept artist and art director for the games industry. He currently is a full time freelance artist and has worked with numerous clients such as Blizzard, Lucasarts, Transworld Media, Activision, Upper Deck, Dragon Lance, White Wolf, Time Warner, Wizards of the Coast, Image Comics, Birdhouse Projects, Ride Snowboards, Disney, and more.

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Mei-li Liezl Buenaventura

Really impressed with Ron and happy I took the class with him. I am definitely a better artist now than I was six weeks ago, and as someone who already has a BFA (and has taken many many figure drawing classes in the past), I was really happy that Ron was teaching such a technical way of approaching the subject matter. In our first lesson he mentioned gesture drawing and how frustrating he found it to be as it did not yield a usable mannequin, and as someone who learned the “old way”, I can definitely agree. Really, really useful class, taught by a great artist!

John Waggoner

A great teacher, Ron was able to be stern in his critiques while never seeming hostile or combative. I always felt that my improvement was his first priority.

Colin Rock

Lemen is a great teacher who clearly cares about his students’ progress and takes the time to give thoughtful feedback.

Paulina Ryguer

Ron Lemen is an excellent teacher, very communicative and invested in his students’ improvement. Ron’s Q&A sessions were always informative and enjoyable. He encouraged discussions and answered students’ questions in-depth.

Rodrigo Gay

I truly was impressed by his skill. He dragged us from simplicity to complexity using a very simple method. I really liked the class. BRAVO!

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