Category Archives: Figure Drawing

Chiaroscuro

I’ve been working on chiaroscuro drawings, using graphite and shading techniques to create form.

Chiaroscuro

I’ve been working on chiaroscuro drawings, using graphite and shading techniques to create form.

Fun with Figures

I love the looseness and relaxed quality I can get by making these timed sketches, such as this “Weeping Woman” – the final pose of my class today.

Fun with Figures

I love the looseness and relaxed quality I can get by making these timed sketches, such as this “Weeping Woman” – the final pose of my class today.

Go Figure!

When I was first introduced to gesture drawing last year, it made no sense to me at all. What could possibly be gained from quickly scribbling down lines that only remotely resembled a human being?

Go Figure!

When I was first introduced to gesture drawing last year, it made no sense to me at all. What could possibly be gained from quickly scribbling down lines that only remotely resembled a human being?

Nothing “Humerus” About It

I’ll keep this post short and simple. I may not be too bright in some things, but I’m smart enough to know that most people find anatomy about as exciting as watching grass grow, and far less colorful. So I

Nothing “Humerus” About It

I’ll keep this post short and simple. I may not be too bright in some things, but I’m smart enough to know that most people find anatomy about as exciting as watching grass grow, and far less colorful. So I

Bringing Art to Life

I am absolutely in love with gesture drawings and the Quick Poses website. I’ve done gesture drawings in the past. The idea of doing rapid-fire little sketches was one I learned as part of my basic drawing instruction last summer.

Bringing Art to Life

I am absolutely in love with gesture drawings and the Quick Poses website. I’ve done gesture drawings in the past. The idea of doing rapid-fire little sketches was one I learned as part of my basic drawing instruction last summer.

What Are Your Hands Saying?

We joke a lot about people talking with their hands, but actually, hands do a lot of talking on their own. This was pointed out to me many years ago by Calling All Girls magazine, also known at various times as

What Are Your Hands Saying?

We joke a lot about people talking with their hands, but actually, hands do a lot of talking on their own. This was pointed out to me many years ago by Calling All Girls magazine, also known at various times as

Lend Me Your Ears!

We all learned that line from Julius Caesar, didn’t we? I happen to be very fond of Shakespeare, especially his tragedies. I enjoyed memorizing Mark Antony’s funeral oration when I was in school.   Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;

Lend Me Your Ears!

We all learned that line from Julius Caesar, didn’t we? I happen to be very fond of Shakespeare, especially his tragedies. I enjoyed memorizing Mark Antony’s funeral oration when I was in school.   Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;