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Why Learn Gesture and Contour Drawing in School?

Why Learn Gesture and Contour Drawing in School?

1 hour ago   |   Sweattshop Graphic Artist

My first art class was at 48yrs old. I've been drawing since I was six. Gestures and contours make sense because they are a head-to-toe vision of the body. In art class, with...
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Advanced Encaustic Techniques

Advanced Encaustic Techniques

3 hours ago   |   60 Years of Making Art

If you have been following my bog for a while, you probably have noticed that I have several online classes. Here is one for those who can't make it to San Miguel de Allende to...
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I Had A Good Start. Painting My First Abstract

I Had A Good Start. Painting My First Abstract

3 hours ago   |   60 Years of Making Art

When I was in art school, where I majored in painting and minored in advertising art, I was such a young, full of myself art student that I was sure that I could continue to...
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Amsterdam - September 2018

Amsterdam - September 2018

11 hours ago   |   Virtual Paintout

William Cook Oil, 9x12 Location Link Christina Hermann "Amsterdam" Ink, graphite, watercolor Location Link Marla Laubisch Location Link Patti Location Link Suzanne...
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Working on Toned Grounds

Working on Toned Grounds

12 hours ago   |   Embellished Skeleton

Drawing on a toned ground is an old technique that has been knocking around in the history of drawing since the invention of paper. Unlike drawing on white paper, the half-tone...
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The First Blind Contour Drawings?

The First Blind Contour Drawings?

12 hours ago   |   Embellished Skeleton

Auguste Rodin Beginning drawing students are often baffled and disheartened by an exercise that has become a canon in art training. I'm talking about the so-called "blind...
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"Liliya" full frontal female portrait

"Liliya" full frontal female portrait

13 hours ago   |   Day Drawings

Back to charcoal for the day, I always go back to this medium since I find it essential, also I went to the local Blick store today to try to find some really precise erasers...
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Male nude portrait study

Male nude portrait study

13 hours ago   |   Day Drawings   |   2 articles

I tend to start these pastels lightly with vine charcoal first just to establish the placement and the 'bare bones' of the drawing, then I generalize the shapes and values at...
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"Amanda" female nude with hands crossed

"Amanda" female nude with hands crossed

13 hours ago   |   Day Drawings

This blue toned paper is by Canson, I picked it up at the local Blick store having in mind future charcoal drawings, I can be very specific with the paper color picking as I...
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Working from a gesture to develop a finished pastel with simple shapes

Working from a gesture to develop a finished pastel with simple shapes

15 hours ago   |   Dewberry Fine Art

Gesture Developed from charcoal gesture. Another gesture Finished pastel based on the charcoal gesture.
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Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Spider-Man Art Colored

Spider-Man Art Colored

From an original Spider-Man Pencil Drawing . This is my first attempt at inking since 2014. I'm hoping my color work will hide my shortcomings. ;) Dennis Sweatt Comic Book Art... Read more ...

SOLD! - 2 pastel landscapes by Susan Roden

SOLD! - 2 pastel landscapes by Susan Roden

AN ORANGE GOOD NIGHT4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel, 8" square archival white mat, glass + frame SOLD - Private Collection of Alex Richardson A day scene and a blazing sunset. . . Two... Read more ...

DC Comics Batwoman Issue 6 Variant Cover

DC Comics Batwoman Issue 6 Variant Cover

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Do Artists Work For Free?

Do Artists Work For Free?

Artists Work For Free? A lifetime of discipline is required to master an art form. Nothing is free. Consider the time, patience and required skill it takes to become an artist... Read more ...

Mark Webster - Modern Woman in Tokyo - Abstract Geometric Figurative Oil...

Mark Webster - Modern Woman in Tokyo - Abstract Geometric Figurative Oil Painting

Mark Webster - Modern Woman in Tokyo - Abstract Geometric Figurative Oil Painting. 48x24" Oil on Canvas. Check Availability. MarkAdamWebster.com Read more ...

Standing female nude pastel

Standing female nude pastel

Standing pose backside, more symmetric then the previous one, soft pastels only, no pan pastel either, soft lighting throughout falling on the body's form. 6x9 pastel on paper sold Read more ...

Dick Blick Ad in Pastel Journal

Dick Blick Ad in Pastel Journal

Imagine my surprise when Dick Blick Art Materials, a national art supply company, wanted to use one of my paintings on the back cover of Pastel Journal! June 2014 issue Read more ...

Male nude back study II

Male nude back study II

Second version of a drawing I did about two weeks ago, a bit more constructive and more color. 9x6 pastel on canson paper sold Read more ...

My winning set of Great American pastels to play another day

My winning set of Great American pastels to play another day

Today I realized that I had not played enough with my new set of Great American pastels that won for "Best of Show" PSSC. And yesterday I had a conversation with friends who... Read more ...

At the Drawing Club

At the Drawing Club

I don't find my way to The Drawing Club at Gallery Nucleus nearly often enough these days, and miss it! The best models in Los Angeles make regular appearances there...and... Read more ...