CHECK OUT HUGH FERRISS DRAWINGS – COLUMBIA U ARCHIVES

CHECK OUT HUGH FERRISS DRAWINGS – COLUMBIA U ARCHIVES LINK BELOW. https://dlc.library.columbia.edu/catalog?f%5Blib_project_short_ssim%5D%5B%5D=Hugh+Ferriss+Architectural+Drawings   ALSO GOOGLE “THE METROPOLIS OF TOMORROW” HUGH FERRIS I have  been rediscovering him lately. I think some free downloads are available. He was a superstar in rendering and had huge influence right up into the 1950’s. Even now he continues to influence film art… 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 »

Sailboats In Watercolor Using Rubber Masking 1 0f 5 WRSS Club {Jul 14 2016}

This was a demo-lesson in basic watercolor done late at night when I was a little tired!  But, it uses some interesting techniques. First, I show it as a ‘paint-around’, then as a ‘liquid rubber-resist method’. (I used ‘Pebeo’ brand but there are many others). Then I used FW Acrylic Ink for the ‘whites’ to… Read More »

Architecture & Model Making for Teens Up & the Young at Art

Architecture & Model Making for Teens Up & the Young at Art Summer 2016  – Shadbolt Center Burnaby BC (15 and up, way up) August 2nd to 5th   (10:00-3:00) (4 days) Teens and the young at art of any age learn some of the basic hands-on design studio skills for architecture. By collaborating with other students we… Read More »

Some Important Concepts for Watercolor

Some Important Concepts for Watercolor     Tony O’Regan          toregan@ecuad.ca             Video Website:   www.toregan.com   These are a few of the principles to become aware of and to master in watercolor. They exist in all painting mediums. They are somewhat special in watercolor, partly because of its ‘transparent’ nature. It is necessary to plan the execution – a… Read More »

TONAL PAINTING PROCESS – EXPLANATION & STEP-BY-STEPS (July 7 2016)

Can you see that I used the exact same process for all these pictures? No Kidding: Identify the LIGHTS, all else becomes MID-TONE, add DARKS, finally, add DETAIL. Read on below the pictures – and read the ‘Step-by Step Post’ re each picture – Blossoms, Apple, Sailboat, Girl  🙂 I am putting up individual posts that… Read More »

Congrats to this young woman! I am very happy for you! (Hard work to come, but just put one foot in front of the other – you’ll make it :)

Hi Tony, I am thrilled to tell you that I am accepted to the Master of Architecture program at UBC! I think this wouldn’t have happened without your support. Thank you so much for your advice, good feedback and all your support. I can’t appreciate enough. Best Regards,  Ms JJ

FOREST-STREAM-FALLS ACRYLIC INTRO – SHADBOLT (TAS Jun 8, 2016)

This workshop demonstration was about painting a stream in a forest. I like this as a ‘genre’. Water forms the stream bed which forms the water. Pos-Neg, Yin-Yang, Male-Female, etc…Very B.C.  By the way,  the rocks were scrape-outs with eraser. Great fun!!!  Doing a blue under-painting allows changes to composition to be made easily without having… Read More »

‘Eraser -ism’ Rocky Cliff Cove ACRYLIC 1 OF 4 Underpainting And Eraser Rocks {TAS Apr 28 2016}

A few points- Wear protective gloves because your hands are in the paint vs using regular brushes with handles. 1 – The under-painting is important so think about which colors you want, but be creative – the colors in video are kind of dull. 2 – Don’t use medium in the under-painting or the second layer… Read More »

‘Eraser -ism’ Rocky Cliff Cove 2 OF 4 Sky {TAS Apr 28 2016}

A few points- Wear protective gloves because your hands are in the paint vs using regular brushes with handles. 1 – The under-painting is important so think about which colors you want, but be creative – the colors in video are kind of dull. 2 – Don’t use medium in the under-painting or the second layer… Read More »

‘Eraser -ism’ Rocky Cliff Cove 3 OF 4 Beginning Water Area {TAS Apr 28 2016}

A few points- Wear protective gloves because your hands are in the paint vs using regular brushes with handles. 1 – The under-painting is important so think about which colors you want, but be creative – the colors in video are kind of dull. 2 – Don’t use medium in the under-painting or the second layer… Read More »

‘Eraser -ism’ Rocky Cliff Cove 4 OF 4 Water Final {TAS May 4 2016}

A few points- Wear protective gloves because your hands are in the paint vs using regular brushes with handles. I jumped past painting the trees here, because I am mostly trying to show use of the eraser lift outs in these videos.  Trees are fairly easy. 1 – The under-painting is important so think about which colors… 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”

“ERASER -ISM” ASPEN ERASER PAINTING ACRYLIC

ALWAYS wear protective gloves when your hands are directly in the paint. Scraping-out  or scraping-in is an old technique for achieving interesting lines and forms, different from the effects from a brush. Here I used cheapo white vinyl erasers which can be sliced, or even cut partially and broken,  to achieve a variety of edges/effects.

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.

Ecuad Cda & Persp Day 6 Entourage People Composing Groups In Streets (vid 2 of 4){april 3 2016}

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 »

Ecuad Cda & Persp Day 6 Entourage People Composing Groups In Streets (vid 4 of 4){april 3 2016}

I go into drawing figures in greater depth elsewhere in these posts. You can use the search box under the ‘categories’ list to find. This is a lite version in support of composition for drawings, such as street scenes. At the end I do a somewhat cleaner trace from the rough. This would not be the final… Read More »

A very successful Architecture applicant! Congratulations!

Hi Tony, I would like to update you on the status of my applications to grad school for architecture and landscape architecture. I am overjoyed to inform you that I received letters of acceptance to both University of Toronto (MLA) and University of British Columbia (MLA & MArch). In addition, UBC included a generous entrance… Read More »