Question from Darrell
Is drawing self-portraits considered drawing from life?
When I draw from reference or from anatomy books, what method is good for trying to memorize the pose or body part? Should I also get into other mixed media or just stick to drawing with graphite pencil? …
Question from Nishant
I saw a review of Manga Studio 5. It was praised for drawing excellent for people with bad drawing. Is it for real? …
“Relationship between man and Nature”
Nunzio Paci is a gifted visual artist who lives and works in Italy.
Here’s what he says about his creative life:
“My whole work deals with the relationship between man and Nature, in particular with animals and plants. The focus of my observation is body with its mutations. My intention is to explore the infinite possibilities of life, in search of a balance between reality and imagination.” …
Drawing what you know – Constructive drawing principles
Question from Lee, Anatomy Master Class subscriber
I am wondering if I’m on the right track, I am unsure if I have understood the idea of drawing what you know, not what you see? …
Question from Marianne Maher, fine artist from Abu Dhabi
My name is Marianne and I’m enjoying learning from good teachers like you. Your support really means the world to me.
I’ve studied arts at a fine art university, but my teachers are always busy with their own exhibitions. They tend to laugh at my drawings, but not give me a lot of constructive criticism.
I’ve tried to teach myself as much as possible, but I don’t trust my drawing skills. I have that feeling that I’ll never reach the point of a professional artist.
Please see my art at www.mariannemaher.com, and tell me what you think of it. I’m sure my art isn’t great and I would love to hear what to do to improve it…
Leonardo da Vinci Self Portrait and his writing on portrait drawing
Article by Juhi Kulkarni
The most well known works of art happens to be Mona Lisa, making Leonardo Da Vinci one of the greatest portrait artist of the Renaissance art. There are innumerable accounts where his works have been written and speculated about. They have been always awed and marvelled by generations and despite being five centuries old. But as compared to, very little is known about his life and the artist himself, perhaps because of his reclusive and secretive life. Out of the thousands of drawings he created about human anatomy, animals, nature and war machines we find one that is speculated as his self portrait…
Anatomy Master Class – New Video Course for Figurative Artists
April 23, 2015
By Vladimir London
Anatomy Master Class, a brand new video course for figurative artists, has been launched today.
This educational website is different from the many anatomy courses available for artists on the Internet. It is created for students who want to excel in anatomy quickly, but whose demanding schedules don’t present the time needed to master it. The site features 25 video lessons that show everything a fine artist must know about the human body, its anatomy and proportions.
The course tutors, Vladimir London and Natalie Richy, create figurative artworks in front of the students’ eyes. Simultaneously, they explain anatomy and proportions of a human body, including the head, and face, which enables artists to draw realistic figures and portraits.
The course is structured so that simply watching each video lesson in sequential order, the art student will discover the most essential information to apply in figurative drawing immediately…