Drawing Board Blog

Drawing Basics… It’s Almost Here.

By David Jamieson | 2 Comments
The "shape" of the light mass on a sphere, with the light arriving from the upper right.

This project began in earnest back in April. The goal was to put together an online version of the introductory drawing course that we’ve been teaching in the studio for years. This is the course in which we teach many of the foundational drawing skills that students will need as they proceed to tackle complex […]

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Painting with Vincent Desiderio

By Melinda Whitmore | 2 Comments

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 […]

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Welcome Back UIC BVIS!

By Melinda Whitmore | 0 Comments

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 […]

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AMI 2014 Annual Conference at Mayo Clinic.

By David Jamieson | 0 Comments

We’re thrilled to be participating in the American Medical Illustrators Annual Conference at Mayo Clinic! This years event features dozens of presentations from luminaries in the biomedical visualization field on diverse topics including: The Microanatomy of the Human Inner Ear, by Dr. Robert D. Acland Using Stereoscopy in Scientific Animation, by Ana María Campos The […]

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Still Life Drawing?

By David Jamieson | 9 Comments

I recently completed a new drawing at the studio titled White Pitcher & Nautilus. My intention is to develop a collection of drawings to use as supporting material for our upcoming online course Drawing Basics. But while working on it I became aware that I don’t think I’ve ever done a still life image that […]

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New Video Download Available!

By David Jamieson | 3 Comments

With each new video release on YouTube, we like to follow-up with an extended version for those interested in learning more. Last month we released our latest time-lapse demonstration video featuring the development of a cast drawing from start to finish. Today, we’re announcing the downloadable version, featuring – as usual – an instructional narration that explains […]

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New Drawing Demonstration Live on YouTube!

By David Jamieson | 0 Comments

The time-lapse demo videos we’ve put on YouTube have been an unexpected pleasure. They’re fun to make and to share, and they’ve proved to be more popular than we ever anticipated, helping us to build a small but growing audience on YouTube, and more broadly online. Since the last few months of 2013 were consumed […]

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5 Days of Focus.

By David Jamieson | 4 Comments

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 […]

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An Improving Platform…

By David Jamieson | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

By David Jamieson | 0 Comments
Vitruvian Fine Art Studio

A year of growth With the first few days of 2014 already in the past, we’re looking back on a pivotal year. Our mission for 2013 was to expand our offerings both in the studio and online, and we’ve accomplished both. Uptake on our Weekday Atelier program –introduced last January – has exceeded our expectations, […]

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