I’m delighted to be included in the inaugural issue of Post-Modern Times – The Journal of Aesthetics and Art History from the Birmingham Free Press. This is a gorgeous publication, with rich visuals, thoughtful text, and some beautiful artwork. The issue also includes illuminating statements by and interviews with the various artists about their vision […]
Our latest portrait demonstration video is now live on YouTube! A longer version with instructional commentary is available for download here on our website.
We’ve almost concluded shooting for David’s next portrait drawing video! Stay tuned for the simultaneous release of a time-lapse version on YouTube, and extended cuts with commentary available for download from our catalog. It won’t be long now!
In my last post on perspective, I distinguished between linear and atmospheric (or aerial) perspective. Linear perspective is concerned with the geometry of parallel lines or edges as they recede in space, while atmospheric perspective is all about how colors shift as they travel through the air. What both types of perspective have in common […]
We’re happy to announce that Vitruvian artist and instructor David Jamieson will have several pieces in the upcoming Objects and Interiors show at Hersh Fine Art in Glen Cove, NY. It’s an honor to be included among such accomplished realists as Nicholas M. Raynolds, Peter Van Dyck, Cornelia Hernes, Dennis Cheaney, Dina Brodsky, John Francis Murray, […]
The basic principles of perspective are a cornerstone of representational art and must be understood if we are to make convincing drawings and paintings. Yet many artists will confess to a grasp of perspective that is shaky at best. It’s a big topic and worthy of deep study; however, there are a few broad and […]
I was happy to finish up a painting I began months ago before getting sidetracked. The apple tree in our back yard bears fruit every other year, and last summer we were over-run with beautiful little Jonathan apples. This one seemed particularly pretty, and I thought it would be good to paint. After getting a […]
Yes! Good eye! We’ve been incorporating some new software into our site, and we ran into some compatibility issues with the previous build that required some changes under the hood. While we were at it, we made a few alterations to the layout and improved cross-browser accessibility (This should resolve some issues for you Windows […]
In the last couple of drawing tutorials I described how Comparisons of Size can help us work out the proportions of the figure – the size of each part relative to the whole. Equally important, however, is positioning – the alignment of any given part of the figure relative to the rest. It’s important to get […]
Comparisons of Size Next in our series of drawing tutorials is a discussion of size. Getting proportion right is really all about size relationships and the important question is this: How large is any given part of the figure relative to the rest? Let’s take the size of the head as an example. Conventionally, on […]