Category Archives: Teaching – CREATIVE DRAWING FOR ARCHITECTURE & OTHER 3D DESIGN CURRENT

Thank you K.G. – Teachers love to hear from appreciative students. Good Luck!

Hi Tony, Thank you so much for your reference letter. I received the offer from UBC Environmental Design Program!  Your courses really helped with my portfolio. Especially the museum  project, it made my portfolio stronger and more complete.  Additionally, remember you persuaded me from quitting the application last time we met in the hallway? You… Read More »

LINEWEIGHTS (2016)

I worked as a draftsman long ago. One of the techniques draftsmen learn is to apply a systematic ‘hierarchy of lineweights’ to enhance and clarify their drawings. Every draftsman learns to do this. It is important because it adds clarity and a kind of richness to drawings. You can also see it at work in comic… Read More »

SPACE DRAWINGS OF BUILDINGS USING CHARCOAL BLENDING STICKS – JULY 17 2016

CHARCOAL GENERAL – Once upon a time, Black and White movies, photography and printing were in the ascendant.  This era was truly about painting with light. Technicolor changed all that and color became the essential style for all media. However, there is certainly a lot to be said for Black and White TONALITY, and many… Read More »

DRAWING SCALE FIGURES IN PERSPECTIVE (TAS DRAWING June 1 2016)

This is a demo of two main ways of placing figures in perspective for contexts, like a room, architecture, or plaza, etc….These methods are usually referred to as “Clothesline” and ” Measuring Wall”.  Also see post: “COMPOSING GROUPS OF FIGURES FOR STREET SCENES”

COMPOSING GROUPS OF FIGURES FOR STREET SCENES

Often you want to place figures and clusters of figures in an area like a street or plaza. This image shows how I think of it in terms of composition. Of course, you also want to think of  activities, such as walking to and fro or at angles, male, female, kids, walking away or toward the viewer, standing, sitting,… Read More »

Day One – PERSPECTIVE BASICS OVERVIEW – 1 Of 5 {apr 28 2016}

“TAS” stands for “Tony’s Art School” offered at the Shadbolt Center, Burnaby BC, Canada. This is video 1 of 5 giving a fairly concise demonstration of Basic Perspective Drawing Principles. There are many more perspective videos within the “Teaching EMILY CARR CURRENT PERSPECTIVE” Category.

Day One – PERSPECTIVE BASICS OVERVIEW – FISHEYE & CYLINDER 5 Of 5 {apr 28 2016}

This is video 5 of 5 giving a fairly concise demonstration of Basic Perspective Drawing Principles. There are many more perspective videos within the “Teaching EMILY CARR CURRENT PERSPECTIVE” Category.

CDA Day 5 Of 8 SPACE-HEAD 1 of 3 (feb 28 2015) click vid title

“Antigonish” is an 1899 poem by American educator and poet Hughes Mearns. Check it and him out in Wiki. It is also known as “The Little Man Who Wasn’t There“, It is a very ambiguous, existential, ghostly and suggestive  phrase that has been used to inspire plays, lines in movies, a hit song, novels and lately a Coen Bros.… Read More »

CDA Day 5 Of 8 SPACE-HEAD 3 of 3 (feb 28 2015) click vid title

“Antigonish” is an 1899 poem by American educator and poet Hughes Mearns. Check it and him out in Wiki. It is also known as “The Little Man Who Wasn’t There“, It is a very ambiguous, existential, ghostly and suggestive  phrase that has been used to inspire plays, lines in movies, a hit song, novels and lately a Coen Bros. movie. It also… Read More »

CDA Day 6 of 8 ANALYTICAL DRAWING ASSIGNMENT DEMO PT 1 OF 2 (OCT 31 2015)

This video is part 1 of 2  of a demonstration for an assignment due at beginning of next session  Value 25%.    Create a portfolio page showing that you have an analytical method for looking at the 3 buildings we discusses: Berg al Arab, Falling Water, MOMA New York. (Remember we are eventually working on… Read More »

CDA Day 6 of 8 ANALYTICAL DRAWING ASSIGNMENT DEMO PT 2 OF 2 (OCT 31 2015)

  This is part 2 of 2 of a demonstration for an assignment due at beginning of next session Value 25%.   Create a portfolio page showing that you have an analytical method for looking at the 3 buildings we discusses: Berg al Arab, Falling Water, MOMA New York. (Remember we are eventually working on 10… Read More »

OVERVIEW DEMONSTRATION TEN WAYS OF SEEING AND DRAWING PT 2 (Includes COMPOSITION) (11 min) (Tap for Video)

Drawing can be approached by learning 10 individual drawing perceptions, or ‘filters’. Part 2 of this overview deals with tonality (continued), geometrics (including perspective), and composition.    

OVERVIEW DEMONSTRATION, TEN WAYS OF SEEING AND DRAWING PT 1 (30 min) (Tap for Video)

Drawing can be approached by learning 10 individual drawing perceptions, or ‘filters’. Part one overview included gesture, contour, mass, space, silhouette, figure-ground, modeling,  and tonality.