Faces, Scale Figures & Perspective for Life Drawing (5 videos) {Nov 2016}

There are two main ways of approaching the figure. They complement each other. One is OBSERVATION (Life drawing or copying reference photos). The other is CONSTRUCTION  (Using scale and proportion methods to create a figure with little or no references). The two can and should be used together for a full skillset. Both depend on  the armature of ‘gesture’ for liveliness and composition. These five videos are an introduction to useful methods of CONSTRUCTION. You can also look under the Category: “FACE AND FIGURE” for many more videos.

Faces, Scale Figures & Perspective (1 of 5)  {Nov 2016}

Faces, Scale Figures & Perspective (2 of 5)  {Nov 2016}

Faces, Scale Figures & Perspective (3 of 5)  {Nov 2016}

Faces, Scale Figures & Perspective (4 of 5)  {Nov 2016}

Faces, Scale Figures & Perspective (5 of 5)  {Nov 2016}

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 books and skilled illustration of all kinds. There are probably several different systems for deciding on lineweights.  Here is mine.  I am showing it in a very simple way, but like a lot of seemingly simple things, it adds more than you would think.

Still Lake Reflections Watercolor Demo {Nov 2016}

https://vimeo.com/190479147This is a little demonstration I did in Nov 2016.

Still Lake Reflections Watercolor Demo (3 video segments) {Nov 2016}