Dan’s Sketchbook

Dan’s Sketchbook

Dan has got to be one of the nicest people I have ever met. He is extremely talented and very respectful. I really love having Dan as a student is class. His appetite for learning is so infectious. Dan is always asking questions, always looking for more feedback on...
Mapping Out Proportions

Mapping Out Proportions

With this particular figure drawing I started with an abstract shape. It’s definitely a different way to start. Now what I’d like to share with you is how to branch out from the legs into drawing the torso. That is drawing the torso with correct...
Modeling The Figure – Circular Blending

Modeling The Figure – Circular Blending

I recently was working on a figure drawing, something fast for practice. I thought it would make for a short yet informative blog post. From critiquing artwork in the members area I often get questions concerning modeling. How to make the transition between values...
Delaney’ Sketchbook

Delaney’ Sketchbook

Delaney is a student currently enrolled in my foundation drawing class at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan New York. Delaney is from sunny California and you see that sunshine ring through in her artwork. I knew right off the bat that I was going to ask Delaney...
Complicating Your Edge Line

Complicating Your Edge Line

Have you ever wondered why your figure drawings look stiff? Perhaps they look too stylized for your liking. The antidote to stiffness is eliminating all straight lines. Straight lines on the edge of your figure drawings without a doubt create a stiff look and feel. No...