Figure Drawing Workshop<br>mDAC Virtual Conference<br>June 27,2020

Figure Drawing Workshop
mDAC Virtual Conference
June 27,2020

“Figure Drawing with Jeremy Sutton –
Gesture and Expression Using Procreate”

My virtual Figure Drawing Workshop sessions (with live clothed models) will be on Saturday, June 27th, 2020, at the following times:

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM PDT Session 1: Short Poses, Shapes & Gestures

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Break

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM PDT Session 2: Longer Poses, Forms & Focus

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Speaker Break-Out (Optional Session with instructors)

All times are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)


Mobile Digital Art & Creativity Online 2020 Virtual Conference
June 26 – 28, 2020
International Art Exhibition, Reception and Six Online Workshops
Registration includes access to live sessions as well as recordings

Please join me for this exciting interactive learning opportunity. I will be leading a live 90 minute online figure drawing class on Saturday morning of this year’s Mobile Digital Art & Creativity (mDAC) Online Virtual Conference (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE WHOLE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE). Working from a live model, enjoy drawing in Procreate. We will recreate the life drawing classroom in a virtual setting via the Zoom video conferencing technology. Starting with shorter poses and working up to longer poses, I will share a loose, gestural and expressive approach to drawing from the model, accompanied by inspiring music to draw along to!

This webinar will combine technical information and tips on how to use Procreate, plus artistic ideas, suggestions and challenges.

Class Preparation Instructions

  1. Make sure your iPad and Apple Pencil are both fully charged for class

  2. Install the latest version of the Procreate app on your iPad. Go to the App Store and update all apps to be sure you’re current.

  3. Make sure you have updated your Zoom app to the latest version. If you’re not familiar with Zoom please visit Zoom 101 for an explanation and guide.

  4. Purchase the recommended extra Procreate Brush Packs listed on iPad Art Tools. This is optional but HIGHLY recommended to get the most out of the class. I will be using brushes from these sets.

  5. Take photographs of toned drawing paper surfaces (not drawn on, though they can be dirty, messed up and have torn edges) of various colors and values. Try to avoid photographing your own shadow on the paper: the more uniform lighting the better. You can use your phone to take the pictures but transfer them (via AirDrop if you’re using an iPhone) to your iPad once taken.

  6. In the Gallery mode of Procreate choose Photo, locate one of your photographs of a mid-tone paper, and open it as a canvas.

  7. Click on the Layer symbol in Procreate and click on the “+” sign multiple times to generate new empty layers. Keep doing this till you use up all available layers.

  8. Click Gallery. Slide the canvas to the left and choose Duplicate. Make a few Duplicates of the file so you have them standing by in class.

Below are photos from an earlier (non-virtual) mDAC.

Inky posing

“Beebe” by Jeremy Sutton, 2019, 1 minute pose, graphite on paper, 18in x 24in

About the Colorful Still Life Artwork in the Banner at Top of Page

The colorful still life study featured in the banner at the top of this page was created by myself using the iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and Procreate. It was a class demonstration painted as part of the Breakthrough 2020 iPad Painting & AR online course. I will be teaching this course again later in the year.


Conference Program

Virtual Grand Opening of Mobile Digital Art International Exhibition
Friday June 26th, 2020
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (PDT)

Two Day Online Conference
Saturday, June 27th & Sunday June 28th
8:30 am – 12:30 pm (PDT)