Posts Tagged: Figure Drawing

Chiaroscuro

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

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Chiaroscuro

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

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

Put Your Best Foot Forward

People hate drawing feet…and I can understand why. Feet are oddly shaped, and toes can go in all different directions. It’s hard to get the proportions right. Even then, feet…well, they’re just funny-looking, at times. Of course, now that I’m

Put Your Best Foot Forward

People hate drawing feet…and I can understand why. Feet are oddly shaped, and toes can go in all different directions. It’s hard to get the proportions right. Even then, feet…well, they’re just funny-looking, at times. Of course, now that I’m

The Man of a Thousand Faces

Lon Chaney, born in 1883, was known as “the man of a thousand faces”. A star in vaudeville, he went on to become one of the best-known actors of the “horror” genre. In 1957, James Cagney played him in a

The Man of a Thousand Faces

Lon Chaney, born in 1883, was known as “the man of a thousand faces”. A star in vaudeville, he went on to become one of the best-known actors of the “horror” genre. In 1957, James Cagney played him in a

If I Start Drawing Naked Men…

I’ve already told my husband not to worry if he finds drawings of naked men. I’d noticed that odd look on his face, you see, when he came across the sketch I’d made of a partially-nude male model. This was my first

If I Start Drawing Naked Men…

I’ve already told my husband not to worry if he finds drawings of naked men. I’d noticed that odd look on his face, you see, when he came across the sketch I’d made of a partially-nude male model. This was my first

Finish What You Start

I have a rule in my studio: I must finish what I start. — Keiko Yasuoka I loved reading this matter-of-fact statement from watercolorist Keiko Yasuoka. Her work was featured in the February 2013 issue of Watercolor Artist — one

Finish What You Start

I have a rule in my studio: I must finish what I start. — Keiko Yasuoka I loved reading this matter-of-fact statement from watercolorist Keiko Yasuoka. Her work was featured in the February 2013 issue of Watercolor Artist — one