Figure Drawing: The Knee
This is the free 13 minutes long version of the 1hour 14 minutes long video lecture on figure drawing the knee.
The knee is a meeting point between the upper and lower leg. As such, it performs a huge role not only as a weight bearing system, but also as a center-point of locomotion, and a hinge that assists us in walking and jumping. Therefore to master arrested motion of the body and convey it in a figure drawing, one needs to understand the functionality of the knee. In terms of massing, the knee offers a manifold of clues and landmarks that help us to determine the rotation of the femur bone of the thigh. In that regard the right massing of the knee will greatly help in massing the upper and lower leg in any figure sketch.
This video is from figure drawing instructor Robert Stollar, a self-taught sculptor with a passion for figure drawing. A passion and, of course, a necessity. He lives in Sydney, Australia with his beautiful wife and three dogs, working as a sculptor and teaching figure drawing.
For those who cannot attend his classes in person Robert has an online version of the lectures at Figure Drawing Online.