by Matthew | Sep 18, 2020 | Drawing Tutorials, The Blog
In this live stream scheduled for Saturday September 19 at 10 AM we complete a drawing from a John-Baptiste Greuze. From start to finish we will cover multiple portrait drawing techniques.
John-Baptiste Greuze has some amazing paintings and drawings that we all can learn from.
Thanks so much for watching.
by Matthew | Sep 5, 2020 | Drawing Tutorials, The Blog
This live class was held on September 5, 2020. Various still life techniques were the focus of this class. From composition, to value structure, to texture this class covered it.
We also talked to the importance of starting with thumbnails. To see the live stream chat, I would suggest watching this video on YouTube.
by Matthew | Aug 29, 2020 | Drawing Tutorials, The Blog
This live class was held on August 29, 2020. This live stream class focused on multiple landscape drawing techniques. These techniques will help you to create depth as well as atmosphere within your landscapes.
I hope you enjoy it. To see the live stream chat, I would suggest watching this video on YouTube.
Check out Emily’s Instagram. Thanks again Emily for sharing your art.
by Matthew | Aug 22, 2020 | Drawing Tutorials, The Blog
This live class was held on August 22, 2020. The focus of this class was to say that there are many ways to start a portrait drawing. In this class I started with the eye.
Starting a portrait drawing from the eye is a great option. It’s called spiraling out from a place that you understand.
It’s important that you take some time to practice portrait drawing using diverse technique. This way you will find the one that works best for you.
Anthony Van Dyck at the National Portrait Gallery.
by Matthew | Apr 7, 2020 | Drawing Tutorials, The Blog |
Well, here we are in this strange situation, Covid-19. I have basically turned off the news and have resorted to watching Tiger something on Netflix.
I have been super busy with this whole live class thing. Primarily teaching my college classes on Zoom. I have also been teaching live classes to members of DTO every Saturday.
Come mid to late April I will be teaching live classes to non-members of Drawing Tutorials Online. I’ve been working out the kinks in recording on Zoom. The quality is not great.
In the meantime I wanted to share with you this gesture drawing. I think you will most certainly get something out of watching this short figure drawing tutorial.
Please let me know if you have any questions about my technique.
Thank you so much for taking time to stop by and visit. Stay safe.
by Matthew | Feb 11, 2020 | Drawing Tutorials, The Blog |
I just recently added a new figure drawing to the members area of Drawing Tutorials Online. This course is title Figure Drawing Class Exercises.
There are so many more diverse ways of teaching in the classroom versus online. The options for creativity in the classroom is endless. You can incorporate the student in activities you just cannot do online.
The purpose of this course is not to complete the perfect drawing, quite the contrary. The purpose of this course is to share with you many of the short style twenty minute exercises completed in class.
The drawing in the video below is the type of drawing I have my students do often in the classroom. A simple top to bottom line/gesture drawing of the model using minimal shape.
The goal of this exercise to gain confidence by constantly drawing the figure from head to toe in ten minutes. Starting again, starting another one, and then another one. Kind of like doing drills.
Thank you so much for taking the time to watch this video. Make sure you get to a life drawing class and draw some quick ones. Don’t be perfect, just have fun.