Scott Burdick is known for his bold brushwork and lush color in his figurative paintings. What underlies those powerful paintings is a mastery of figurative drawing and anatomy. In this new four-hour program, Scott demonstrates how to use various drawing media to create masterful drawings in red conte, traditional charcoal and wet-brush charcoal powder.
Scott Burdick is without question a master at demonstrating the art of painting a figure. His superb ability to portray color, line and design in a two hour demonstration is fantastic. He is magnificent in capturing the subtleties and the value needed to bring a figure to life. Scott shares many techniques with his audience. Art students of all levels will benefit from watching Scott develop the challenges of interpreting the human figure. Hear his view points on the subject, as you watch him paint the model from start to finish. This video is a must for every artist who desires to paint the human figure.
Over the span of two hours and 12 minutes, viewers will witness every phase of the portrait study's development. Beginning with the charcoal sketch and moving straight through paint and block-in and the development of shapes, values and color temperature, Scott shows how it's done. As he lays in paint, his running commentary reveals how an experienced portraitist judges proportions, shadows, reflections, edges and mush more.
This first video In the Studio with…Scott Burdick is the longest and offers a great substitute to a workshop with Scott, as it is as informative as the program he would offer in such a class. With limited time to satisfy his gallery and invitational exhibition commitments, Scott is not available to teach as many workshops as students would like. This is a superlative alternative to studying with Scott.
In this phase we will be exploring one of the most important aspects of figure drawing, anatomy. We will be taking an in depth look at the arms and legs, starting with the skeleton and working our way up to the surface morphology. Along the way we will be examining the form and functionality of individual muscles, bones, and joints. Beyond that I will also be covering how I use my anatomical knowledge, not only to better understand what I am seeing, but also to clarify and improve my drawings. Anatomy is a subject that any aspiring figurative artist should cycle through once a year in their studies. It is my privilege to be your guide through what I am sure is the first cycle for many of you.