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Pros & Cons of Working from Reality

Working from reality/observation/life can be a great and growing experience for any artist. What exactly are the benefits? We’ll discuss them here as well as list some possible drawbacks (and how to avoid them).

Pros & Cons of Working from Imagination

The Definition of Imagination is The mind’s ability to be creative, form new ideas and images. Have you ever wanted to tap into your imagination and ride a wave of creativity?

Pros & Cons of Working from Photos

When creating, what are the pros & cons of the different sources: Photos, Imagination, and Reality? In this, Part 1, we’ll be looking at the benefits and drawbacks of Photographs being your subject source.

Making Art On Vacation

Does a vacation also mean a vacation from creating? Whether it’s a trip to the Bahamas or a 3-day staycation, let’s talk about making the most of our days-off…

Face Truths: The Truth About Faces

The following are “face truths” that will help you draw a face truthfully. They go hand-in-hand with each other, making them less like steps to follow and more like a slide to go down.

Figurative Artist Handbook: Modeling the Form – Part One

Great figure drawings are informative. They describe a movement from a basic description of the overall geometry of the mass to a more general anatomical description, and then to an even more specific explanation of where the light and shadow fall on those forms.

Why I Draw

When the pose is finished and I look away from the model, the world is transformed for me. I look at the triangles formed where the rafters meet the ceiling in a whole new way – I know just how I would draw them.