Figure Drawing for Illustration w/Kai Carpenter

Thursday | 4/11-5/23 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.

The drive behind my art is my love of drama and beauty – and their convergence in a great visual story. I am based in Seattle. All of the art here was painted in oils, on canvas.
Commercial clients include:

  • Anderson Design Group
  • Harper Collins
  • Wizards of the Coast
  • Riot Games
  • ReelFX Feature Animation Studios

Please see Kai Carpenter resume.
6:30-9:30 P.M.
Live Model
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
  • Utility knife
  • 18×24 newsprint
  • Drawing board
  • Medium Vine Charcoal
  • HB Conte sticks
  • HB Conte pencils
  • Small box for pencils (sharpened points will be very delicate)
  • Filing pad
  • Chamois
  • Kneaded eraser
Please review syllabus.
Learn to create dynamic figures with illustrator Kai Carpenter. This course will draw from mid-century illustration technique to familiarize students with a structural approach to the figure, working from the inside out. Students will first learn to create and work with a sketch “mannequin” (not the wooden kind!); using that structure, students will then learn to accentuate the figure to complement the gesture’s mood and narrative.

By working with both model and “mannequin,” students will come away with a powerful figure drawing methodology, an understanding of how to plan figurative illustrations from imagination, and how to imbue their figures with life and emotion at any stage of finish. The class will include live demonstrations and individual critique.