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A New Exhibition at University of St. Francis

By David Jamieson | 0 Comments

We’re thrilled to be included in a new exhibition at the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, IN. The show features work that’s representative of…

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3 Ways to Reduce “Graphite Shine” in Your Drawings.

By David Jamieson | 78 Comments
An example of "burnished" or "shiny" graphite.

I love drawing with graphite. Nothing beats the control and precision offered by a sharp graphite pencil. But there’s one thing I hate about graphite:…

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Why is Drawing Children so Difficult?

By David Jamieson | 9 Comments
Drawing Children is difficult because the definition of forms is so much softer on younger faces.

I’m currently working on a portrait drawing of my niece Frances. Actually, she’s not my niece. She’s my wife’s cousin’s daughter, which I think makes…

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“Notes on Life” – An Exhibition of Visual Lectures

By David Jamieson | 0 Comments

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.

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What the heck is “White Charcoal”?

By David Jamieson | 37 Comments

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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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