Today I’m sharing a quick graphite sketch I recently completed. It was done on Strathmore Gray Toned Paper since that’s … More
I’m reminded again of that quote from Degas about how easy painting is when we don’t know how to do … More
I’ve been sorting through a lot of old drawings and paintings recently, and going through my old art often brings … More
It’s taken me two years to get brave enough to try this first “people painting.”
Weird as it is, I love anatomy. I haven’t done any figure drawing recently since I’ve been focused so much … More
I’ve been working on chiaroscuro drawings, using graphite and shading techniques to create form.
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.
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?
I’ll keep this post short and simple. I may not be too bright in some things, but I’m smart enough … More
I am absolutely in love with gesture drawings and the Quick Poses website. I’ve done gesture drawings in the past. … More
We joke a lot about people talking with their hands, but actually, hands do a lot of talking on their own. … More
We all learned that line from Julius Caesar, didn’t we? I happen to be very fond of Shakespeare, especially his tragedies. … More
People hate drawing feet…and I can understand why. Feet are oddly shaped, and toes can go in all different directions. … More
Lon Chaney, born in 1883, was known as “the man of a thousand faces”. A star in vaudeville, he went … More
I’ve already told my husband not to worry if he finds drawings of naked men. I’d noticed that odd look … More
I have a rule in my studio: I must finish what I start. — Keiko Yasuoka I loved reading this … More