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:

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.


19 thoughts on “New Figure Drawing Website

  1. Hi Robert
    So what happens after lectures 1-13? Am assuming an advanced class series is in the pipeline?

  2. I was very impressed by your short demo on the Artist Daily Website. i clicked on the link to your website, tried ordering a course, nothing happened. So I entered your website URL directly into google, same result. What I would like, before spending hundreds of dollars on a whole package, is a demo lesson. And, If you’re trying to sell your courses, may I suggest that you attend to links, and puchase options???

  3. Dear Carole,

    Thank you for your comments. I am really sorry to hear about your bad experience. I’m not quite sure what happened. I just tested at random a whole stack of the purchase links and they seem to work fine. I have processed 4 orders so far today which came through with no problems, some of them for DVDs and some for downloads. I’d appreciate if you could let me know which link in particular was not working for you.

    I do understand your request for a demo lesson before you choose to commit. The 10 minutes long cut down versions of the Lectures are there for you to get a glimpse of the content and the style of teaching. Those are the demo lessons.
    Another thing I can suggest is for you to buy the downloadable “Lecture 000 Where To Start” which talks about the figure drawing basics. It is only $20.00 and will give you more of an insight into what is in store in the course. Hope this helps.

    Kind Regards


  4. Hi Robert

    What do PAL and NTSC stand for or mean? I live in California and don’t know if these DVDs will play on our machines. Thanks

  5. Hi there,
    PAL and NTSC are the two main TV standards in the world. Europe and Australia uses PAL, USA and Japan use NTSC. For the complete list of countries have a look here. The main difference between PAL and NTSC, without going into too much technical detail, are the “field order” and “frame rate”. With the progress of technology this is becoming less of an issue these days, however not knowing what kind of TV set you have and/or DVD Player I cover all the possibilities and provide both versions of encoding.
    In short, if you want to watch a DVD on a DVD Player connected to a TV set and you live in USA, order a NTSC encoded version of the DVD. Hope this helps.

  6. Hi Robert,

    I was so impressed with the clarity of the beginning lecture and the lecture on the torso that I will be ordering all 13 lectures and advanced as they are produced.
    Great teaching!! I wish I was in Australia!

    Jack Hampton

  7. Dear Jack,
    Appreciate your words. I’m glad the way I pass on the knowledge works. The whole idea of making this website and the lectures came about through meeting people who were trying to learn figure drawing in a variety of circumstances ranging from community colleges to university degrees. None of them were getting enough knowledge and more over enough knowledge translated into a simple understandable language. Since I am self taught I have a very practical approach to both the anatomy and elements of drawing. Glad it’s helping.
    Happy Drawing!

  8. Hi
    It’s a great shame that you’re no longer selling the inroductory lecture separately. I can’t afford the full set in one go, but was planning to buy the introduction, then, if I’m inspired by that (as I’m sure I would be), to regularly buy the individual lectures. But it’s a big commitment without a broad sample lecture. I can’t understand the logic of bundling lecture 0 with the full course – if you’ve got the full course, do you need lecture 0?
    It’s frustrating because the samples I’ve seen look great and I’d really like to buy the full course over time. $500 is too big a hit, and I want to be sure before I start buying individual lectures.
    Hope that makes sense.

  9. Simon,
    The Lecture 0 came about as a request by those who bought the first few lectures and felt they needed a summary of the crucial principles of figure drawing all in one spot. On top of that it has a stack of practical advices for everyday practice. All of the above principles pop up constantly in each lecture but they are referring to the body part in discussion.
    So, yes, Lecture 0 is of great value even to those who bought all the lectures. The bundling it is there to support the advantage of buying the course rather that a lecture here and there.
    I hear your frustration with not being able to get the whole course. If the free, cut down versions of the lectures, the extra material on this blog and testimonials are not enough to convince you to get the full lectures, stay tuned I’m just about to start the series of short videos talking about the common mistakes we all do in drawing the figure and can be easily avoided if someone points them out. These are all completely free and are made to provide extra support. In fact the text and photos version of the first one is going up tonight. See if that helps to convince you. All the best.

  10. Thanks so much for replying so quickly, and for the clarification. I’m looking forward to seeing the new material, and meanwhile I’ll be saving for the full course!

  11. I have been tempted to buy the course but, as with anything to do with learning, I wanted to ow more about the instructor. I have not been able to find his name or anything about his background, training, credentials, experience, etc., on the site. I can’t think of any other learning situation where this important information is not made clearly available.

    Perhaps I have not looked in the right place?

    I hope you can help.

    A. Reada

  12. You can go to the figure drawing online website and click on the ” about” and get all of the credentials of Robert Stollar.

    His DVD/downloads are excellent products for figure drawing anatomy. I highly recommend them

    I have used at least 3 of them so far and intend to order more.


  13. Dear A.Reada,
    I do apologise to you and everyone else who looked and could not find any information about my background. Strangely enough it took this long for someone to point it out. Thank you for that. At the bottom of the ABOUT page I have added a short Biography. Hope this will provide the information you were looking for. Thanks again.

  14. Hello would you mind stating which blog platform you’re working
    with? I’m looking to start my own blog soon but I’m having a
    hard time deciding between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking
    for something completely unique.
    P.S My apologies for being off-topic but I had to

  15. Hi Robert,
    I just use the blogging system built into the Google System. There is practically nothing to getting an account, there is practically no learning curve and it just happens. Google seems to have their act together. Hope this helps in a small way.


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