robert_webopt_500_533Figure Drawing Online is for those who wish to learn to draw the human figure. It offers detailed recorded drawing lectures and tutorials showing the drawing process in real time. Suitable for professionals (especially the upcoming advanced class), beginners and beginners with no prior drawing experience alike. Everyone can learn to draw…

Ok, so that is the official description. The unofficial one goes like this:
I can’t begin to tell you how many people I have witnessed being devastated by the thought they will never be able to draw more than a stick figure. That alone would have been enough for me to start this website. But there was something else. I felt it was time to give something back. To repay the kindness of those who helped me on my way. To provide an excellent course in exchange for the fraction of it’s real monetary value. Give someone else the chance to start and grow with minimal financial resources.

And, yes, it is a myth, that only some of us can learn to draw. This website is here to provide a series of tutorials and lectures that prove the opposite. Everyone with an average eye-hand coordination and serious dedication can learn to draw. I think it is clear that watching the lectures alone will not make anyone a skilled draftsperson. The course does not replace the hours of your own practice. What it does, is to show you how to go about it to get results as fast as possible. Good luck to you all!

For more information visit www.figuredrawingonline.com

Robert Stollar’s Biography
Robert Stollar always had the desire to learn to draw. He taught himself the human anatomy and elements of drawing which naturally progressed to figurative sculptural work.

Between 2002 and 2008 alongside his artistic oeuvre he trained himself as a graphic designer, editor of commercials and motion graphics designer which allowed his journey though several advertising agencies. The figurative sculptural work connected with the digital world in exploring 3D animation. This naturally progressed to compositing as the next step in integrating the CG work with camera footage. For examples of work please visit FX3DMAN.

The 3D work and compositing skills culminated in film work. Between 2008 and 2011Robert worked as a VFX Artist and Senior Film Compositor on 13 feature films which included Baz Luhrmann’s Australia, Jane Campion’s Bright Star, Peter Weir’s The Way Back, Samson and Delilah, Animal Kingdom and Mao’s Last Dancer. The ability to pick up new skills fast has always been greatly helped by his knowledge of figure drawing. For the complete list of features and involvement, please visit IMDB.

In 2012 Robert returned full time to drawing and sculpting. His ability to carve stone allowed him to take part in restoration work on such iconic buildings as Sydney Town Hall. Part of his passion however, lies in sharing his knowledge. He teaches figure drawing online and in person.