Before we get started, I have to say that I’m a little late to this party. The “new” pencils I’m about to discuss here have actually been available in some parts of the world for over a year already, and I’ve had a set lying around the studio for some time. Life being what it is, […]
Today I published a new video to Youtube – it’s one of the time-lapse portrait drawing demonstrations I do from time to time. What I like about this one is the model. We’ve worked with DaLawn Simpson at the studio since we opened nearly 11 years ago, and he’s one of our favorite models. He’s […]
The Problem Our studio is already full of easels. We have somewhere between 12 and 15 of them depending on whether we’re counting the slightly broken ones that we use only in a pinch. That sounds like a lot but it isn’t because there’s not one of them that I get to call “mine”. My wife […]
We were pleased to be asked to exhibit some of our class demonstrations and lecture diagrams at the International Museum of Surgical Science in a show titled “Notes on Life” – Visual Lectures from the Vitruvian Fine Art Studio.
We had an argument at the studio yesterday. It preceded the opening of our exhibition at the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago, where we had some class demonstration drawings and lecture diagrams on display. We were printing exhibition labels for the artwork, and the argument was about what to call a white pencil.
We were thrilled this weekend to host our first visiting artist workshop at the studio with Vincent Desiderio. Vincent is one of the titans of contemporary painting, and an exceptionally generous teacher. As much as the workshop was about direct and indirect painting technique, it also felt like a master class in art history. “Paintings exist […]
We’re a little late getting this posted, but we were once again honored to host the incoming class of UIC’s Biomedical Visualization program. It’s a wonderful opportunity for us to share our love for art and anatomy with students who are committed and thoughtful in their pursuit of a degree of which David and I […]
We’re half-way through our portrait workshop for January and we’re reminded once again of the advantages that come from focus. Many of our classes meet on a weekly basis, which suits our students’ schedules perfectly. But 7 days between class sessions can feel like an eternity – it can take time to find your place […]
Our online course in portrait drawing has been live for just over 2 months now and we couldn’t be happier with how it’s going. We’ve had scads of new students sign up for the course, with some completing it in just a few days while others bide their time, waiting for the perfect opportunity to […]
I just finished my first time through. It will take a lot of practice, I think, but I couldn’t be happier with the course. Thank you. It was as if I was sitting next to you in the studio and your explanations were terrific. — Tim Madden, Queensland, Australia [hr] Portrait Drawing — The Complete Online […]