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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.

Figurative Artist Handbook: Modeling the Form – Part Two

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.

Figurative Artist Handbook: Blocking in with Anatomy, Light, and Shadow

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.

The Benefits of a Tribe: Having an Art Community

Creating art certainly isn’t like a soccer team where there’s eye contact and yelling out to others in a coordinated, concerted effort towards a goal; But… could it be?

Figurative Artist Handbook: The Quarter System

While I agree that the head length method is a useful way to establish proportions in a figure, I personally employ what I believe is an easier method, called the Quarter System.

Emotions & Art: Do they mix?

Are emotions an essential ingredient to art? Let’s talk about harnessing emotions to fuel, not foil your art.

5 MORE Tips to See & Draw Better (Part 2)

I’ve compiled these tips to give you a “visual advantage”; helping your eyes communicate with your brain and hands- with less fighting! And don’t we all want that?