New Figure Drawing Website

Hello everyone, trust you are all ok and doing well. As I said in an earlier post with the completion of the last lecture (Lecture 13 – Facial Features) the beginners course is now complete. And that brings along a few changes including the new pricing.

You can still purchase a single or only a few lectures if you wish in a variety of formats, however the new pricing favours the Course as a single purchase as it represents a complete take on beginners figure drawing, guiding the student through the whole of the human body. The separate lectures often recall material discussed in the earlier episodes and so it is useful to have them all available.

The look of the new website’s home page:
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The new pricing
Since many of you are in the process of getting the lectures one by one, I will keep the current pricing for the next 6 weeks as is, to give you a chance to get the missing lectures. The new website and the new pricing listed below will start from Sunday 31 March 2013.

Current Pricing
Lectures 1 – 13 Download Edition – AUD 30.00 each
Lectures 1 – 13 Download Edition received in mail – AUD 30.00 each + postage*
Lectures 1 – 13 DVD Edition (PAL and NTSC) – AUD 40.00 each + postage*
Lectures 1 – 13 DVD Value Pack (PAL and NTSC) – AUD 520.00 free postage
Lecture 0 Where To Start – AUD 20.00
* to check how much the postage is, add the desired purchase to the shopping cart

New Pricing (starts on Sunday, 31 March 2013)
Lectures 1 – 13 Whole Course Download Edition
AUD 499.00 + Lecture 0 Where To Start worth AUD 20.00 for free
Lectures 1 – 13 Whole Course Download Edition received in mail
AUD 499.00 + postage* + Lecture 0 Where To Start worth AUD 20.00 for free
Lectures 1 – 13 Single Episodes Download Edition
AUD 49.00 each
Lectures 1 – 13 Single Episodes Download Edition received in mail
AUD 49.00 each + postage*
Lectures 1 – 13 Whole Course DVD Edition (PAL and NTSC)
AUD 599.00 + postage* + Lecture 0 Where To Start worth AUD 20.00 for free
Lectures 1 – 13 DVD Edition (PAL and NTSC) Single Episodes
AUD 59.00 each + postage*
* to check how much the postage is, add the desired purchase to the shopping cart.
Note: Lecture 0 Where To Start will no longer be available as a purchase, however will be added as a free bonus worth AUD 20.00 for those who buy the whole course in any format.

New video series
There is also a new series of short free videos coming soon, dealing with the most common mistakes we make while learning to draw. These are the mistakes that take time to see, however if a teacher points them out, we can really accelerate our progress. The videos will be published on this blog.

Hope this all makes sense. If you have any questions, post a comment so everyone can benefit, or email me.

Robert

Then Someone Asked Me:

Why On Earth Would I Want To Learn Figure Drawing?

How do you answer that? I thought about it and realised, this is actually a very valid question. In today’s world, in this economic climate, who has the time and money to spare for the fancy stuff like Figure Drawing? Should we not perhaps make an extra mortgage payment instead? Should we not perhaps spend more time with our loved ones? The kids, the partner, the parents? Even if you had a strong urge to learn figure drawing, even if it was your life long dream, how do you justify wanting to do it? What is it one gets out of it?

This, I realised, was far too important to brush aside and so I made an extra video where I answer the question. Having experienced the life enriching and furthering benefits of figure drawing for a long time I haven’t thought about any of the above. But there is a lot to it, so watch the video, and at the end of it there is also a challenge I did not plan before the recording started. It just came along and made sense at the time. Might cost you a couple of hours of time but there is 5 FREE Critiques worth $60.00 each to be won.

Oh yes, if you are interested in the challenge, there is a deadline on it – Monday 7th May 2012.

New Feature – Critique

Hello everyone, finally the Critique feature is available. A great way to start if you are just starting. And a great way to continue if you are already on the way.

We are our own worst critics. Every single one of us. No exceptions. We can’t prevent the bias and more often than not, we unconsciously overlook the slightly less than great bits in our work. But those bits are the good stuff. Sure, it hurts the ego to see how much more there is to go, but what a great help it is on our way of learning. To know where our weaknesses are. It is much easier to correct them than to spot them in the first place.

The Critique itself will be a recorded video about 10 minutes long in which I’ll talk and draw (on a separate layer) to illustrate what I mean. You will need to let me know whether you want to keep it private or you’re happy to share it with the others here on the Blog. It is hard to do that at first, but it is an exposure and you can benefit from the comments of everyone else. Also, it is a good preparation for the industry out there.