The “block-in” is a well-established approach to starting a figure drawing or painting. A kind of “low-res” expression of the figure, a good block-in addresses all the big, important concepts that form the foundation of sound figure drawing: size, placement, proportion, boundary, tilt, axis, convexity, etc. Our long-pose drawing classes build on the idea of a good block-in, but don’t themselves offer much opportunity to practice this important stage of building a drawing. That’s what Block-in Bootcamp is for. This 6 week class emphasizes this all-important first stage of drawing the figure with several short to medium length poses with a variety of models.
Practice makes perfect, and this class is a good way to get more experience developing a good block-in.