Course detail

Drawing of Figure

FSI-YKFAcad. year: 2023/2024

The subject focuses on figure drawing. The drawing by live model allows possibility of getting the habit to reduce, get to the essence and characteristics, and develop creative search.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Knowledge of perspective, ability to use it when building up volume in drawing a head by live model.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Graded course-unit credit requirements: Attendance at exercises, meeting assigned projects deadlines. Resulting evaluation consists of evaluations on tasks (drawings). In total it will be possible to aquire 100 points. Resulting classification will be defined by the ECTS scale.
If some of the projects are awarded less than half of the maximum pts., final evaluation of the course is "failed".
According to the article No. 13 of Study and Examination Rules of Brno University of Technology ECTS evaluation degree scale is used. . If some of the projects are awarded less than 50 pts., final evaluation of the course is "failed". The course is evaluated with the following grades: ECTS EVALUATION DEGREES / PTS. RATING / NUMERIC RATING: A / 100 - 90 / 1 / Excellent; B /89 - 80 / 1,5 / Very good; C / 79 - 70 / 2 / Good; D / 69 - 60 / Satisfactory; E / 59 - 50 / Sufficient; F / 49 - 0 / 4 / Failed.
Compulsory attendance at seminars. Education runs according to the week schedule. The way of compensation of missed seminars is specified by the tutor.


The aim of the subject is to deepen the knowledge of drawing as basic way of visual recording. Practical workshop emphasizes the building up of volume, movement and character of model.
Technical and routine drawing of figure and gaining basic habits for building up volume during drawing of figure, its movement and character.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

BAMMES, Gottfried. Die Gestalt des Menschen: Lehr- und Handbuch der Künstleranatomie. Freiburg: Christophorus Verlag, 2009. ISBN 978-3862300013. (DE)
BALLESTAR, Vicente B. a Jordi VIGUÉ. Skici: kompletní průvodce skicováním. Čestlice: Rebo, 2005. ISBN isbn80-7234-431-5.

Recommended reading

KOS, Jaroslav a Pavel ŽILÁK. Anatomie člověka pro výtvarníky. Praha: Aventinum, 1996. ISBN 80-85277-98-0.
DEREYNA, Rudy. How to draw what you see. New York: Watson - Guptill, 1996. ISBN 9780823023752. (EN)

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-PDS-P Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, elective

Type of course unit


Studio work

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Drawing of the head according to the live model, symmetry, proportions, characteristic features

Drawing of a seated half-body figure, based on a live model, principles for its construction

Study of the movement of the figure according to the live model

Study drawing of nude

Evaluation of the semester, analysis of strengths and weaknesses of individual works