Figure Drawings Basics: Fun, Messy and Made of Thin, Firm LinesLooking at any one of John Singer Sargent’s drawings, I really can’t mistake them for anything but the work of his hand. His line work is so thin, firm, and consistent, even in figure drawings full of visual movement and force.The other thing they are is a bit wild–messy and free and a lot of fun.
For the third installment of the discussion on transporting pastel paintings, I want to focus on how best to prepare them for placement into checked luggage for air travel. Over the last several years, the size and weight limitations on luggage have changed. I have little concern as to how my dirty clothing may be handled in transit, but my pastel paintings are another matter!
Cookbook art is the perfect blend of our two favorite things: food and art. What better way to kick off the start of summer than indulging our eyes and our taste buds all at the same time? Let’s dig in!365 Days of Delicious Foods — David MeldrumWe’re all too familiar with the dreaded food resolution.
Scott Waddell is an artist that Im just getting to know, but his expertise and skills speak for themselves. Hes a classically trained painter who studied at the Florence Academy of Art as well as the Waterstreet Atelier with Jacob Collins, and he currently teaches at the Grand Central Academy of Art in New York City.
Inktober Is the Month to ExploreEvery fall a subject that fades during summer comes back with a vengeance: pen and ink sketching. A while back, one of our members reached out about sketching on mass transit, drawing quick doodles and sketches of people on the go.It reminded me to find the work of one such artist who does that exceptionally well: Marvin Franklin.
Every piece of art has it’s own vocabulary, a visual vocabulary that give it structure and interest. Whether you do abstract art, non-objective, or even realistic, you’ll find at least one, if not more, of these elements at work.Each of these basic art elements are important to the success of your work, but we tend to take them for granted.