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6th edition out as of June 2013! The 6th edition has additional anatomical reference courtesy of Originally published in August of 2009, this book gives a process-based approach to learning to draw the figure. The book has received much praise, and is used as a reference text by schools and animation/game art companies alike. More info In addition to my CGMA workshops, I am also available for on-site workplace workshops.

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Minneapolis artist Florence Hill draws from life - Every Sunday for the past 38 years, Florence Hill has opened her studio to “the artful pack.” Every. Single. Learn to be an Illustrator Good drawing is the basis for illustration. Once you have mastered the fundamentals of drawing, adding color is not a difficult transition. The transition from line to tone is much harder, in my opinion, than the transition from tone to color. The reason for this is because, as a watercolorist I once knew explained, value is what makes a picture read. Anatomy for Artists Online Course SPRING: in-progress SUMMER: June 24, 2016 – REGISTER HERE AUTUMN: October 7, 2016 Welcome to Scott Eaton’s Anatomy for Artists online course page. The course is online to share the anatomy lessons of the old masters with artists intent on mastering the human figure. The course takes the daunting task of learning human anatomy and distills it into artist-focused lessons that cover the critical foundation that every figurative artist needs to know.

Words of wisdom Some good advice by Gregory Manchess: 1. Draw Now. Think Next. Ideas without followthrough are useless. Conceptual art without skill is nothing. Anatomy for Artists Course – Studio “I feel like I have been injected with some crazy power potion; suddenly I start to understand the incredibly difficult construction of the human body. Scott’s incredible skills made my jaw drop and I feel like this is the very first time I have had a real expert talking about real application of the theory.” Senior Character ArtistRockysteady Studio “Scott’s knowledge of human anatomy is uncanny and the way he teaches is the most effective I’ve ever seen. I thought my knowledge of the human anatomy was pretty good before but now I realize there is so much more to know.

The Best Kept Secret of Figure Drawing: The Open Session Salvador Dali, in his book 50 Secrets of Magic Craftsmanship , affirmed that even having a bad drawing teacher was better than having none at all-- although he definitely recommended having a good one if possible. However, even with a bad one, Dali tells us, "... that four eyes see more than two. This is a case in which the truth and discernment of the teacher's eye count less than his disinterestedness in seeing what your lack of disinterestedness prevents you from seeing." Now if Dali, typically regarded as the most extreme sort of egotist, subscribes to the notion that to learn drawing it is good to have a drawing teacher, rather than simply go at it on one's own, I think we can feel there is some merit in the notion.

How to paint Thor How to draw and paint Thor. This tutorial, you will learn to paint Thor, a character from the Avengers, from digital painting video with in depth instruction along with step by step images lesson. It’s been quite a little while since my last update. And this time it’s THOR! I was trying to do Thor sketch quite a few times in the past few month since there is a movie coming up soon, I think it’s 2011. BLACK INK drawing software for high quality generative art Version 0.205.1923 The new kind of digital painting More about Black Ink Infinite possibilities Arkhip Kuindzhi Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi was a highly regarded Russian (Ukrainian) landscape painter and a member of the amazing group of Russian painters known as the Peredvizhniki (“Itinerants” or “Wanderers”, see my related posts). Kuindzhi was noted for his unorthodox compositions and daring experiments with lighting effects, perhaps partly stemming from his limited formal training. He grew up in a poor family, son of a Greek shoemaker, and lost his parents at an early age. He was largely self-taught, though he eventually attended the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts for a time.

How to Draw the Nose Update 09-26-2012 – Above is a video version of this tutorial. For more video tutorials visit and subscribe to the newsletter In this tutorial I will go over the structure of the nose and give detailed information about the bridge, ball, and nostrils of the nose. Figure Drawing is Important in Today's Art The best model you have available is yourself. You're the only person with enough patience to sit still through as many attempts as it takes to get the likeness. Many artists over the centuries have done self portraits, including nonfigurative artists like Picasso. So the best face to practice on is yours. With a full length mirror you can also do body sketches of yourself drawing. Or snap a photo using a webcam, do a short video of yourself moving around and choose individual frames from it to find interesting poses.

Tutorial Tuesday: Foreshortening Tricks Hi folks! Tutorial Tuesday is going to be a basic one – I’m a bit under the weather currently so this may not be the best post, but I want to give you something that I feel is important in the world of drawing – some pointers on foreshortening. Check this out.

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