Author Archive for: alex
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Entries by alex
The Craft of Hand DrawingMarch 7, 2021 in drawing workshops /by alex
Providing remote hand drawing lessons to a group of ten year olds has its challenges. It’s not easy conveying the speed and flow of an arm movement when you’re looking at a blurry and sometimes glitchy video feed.
Moving from an Initial Sketch to Compositional Value/Color StudiesSeptember 21, 2020 /0 Comments/in composition /by alex
Notan and Compositional Rhythms Each painter uses different approaches for communicating an idea or feeling by means of
Scribbles of Figures in an EnvironmentMarch 20, 2020 /0 Comments/in from my sketchbook /by alex
Here’s a selection of scribble drawings that I’m working on. These sketches are done from memory. The compositions are completely unplanned, and grow out of a process of “choreographed scribbles”. I keep scribbling until I can identify the potential figures, landscape elements, and other objects.
1/3rd-Scale Detailed Skeleton ModelFebruary 7, 2020 /0 Comments/in anatomy /by alex
A WONDERFUL WAY TO STUDY THE HUMAN FIGURE I just purchased a very good quality model of the human skeleton. The model is designed to be movable, and was created by a painter from the West Coast. The proportions of the skeleton are
A More Grounded Drawing ExperienceNovember 19, 2019 /0 Comments/in exhibits /by alex
Figure Drawings and Paintings on Exhibit at the Roost Gallery in New Paltz: November 14th through December 7th There’s a touching set of documentaries about a community of carpet weavers in the Isfahan and Arak regions of Iran 1. These weavers sit side by side at a large loom. They work together on the same […]
Dancing Figure for Survey PaintingMay 12, 2018 /0 Comments/in figure painting /by alex
The dancing figure that I had drawn last year found its way into a painting that I recently completed.
Demonstration DrawingDecember 6, 2017 /0 Comments/in life drawing /by alex
Here’s a time lapse video of me drawing my hand (as seen in a mirror). The actual drawing took about an hour. One reservation I have about posting these kind of videos is that they risk giving the impression that drawing from life is a quick and easy process. In reality, there are years of […]
Expression through Composition — Gérôme’s Duel After the MasqueradeNovember 30, 2017 /0 Comments/in geometry /by alex
How can composition in general — and compositional geometry in particular — help artists express universal human ideas and feelings in specific pictorial scenes?
Julian Lesson with Durer’s Perspective GridNovember 14, 2017 /0 Comments/in perspective /by alex
For the past eight Thursdays I’ve been helping our neighbor’s thirteen year old son, Julian, to develop his observational drawing skills. In an age where anyone can take a photograph of anything in their environment with their iPhone, it seems to be increasingly rare to find a young person who has an interest in directly […]