Drawing Board Blog

New Portrait Drawing Video is Now Live!

By David Jamieson | 8 Comments

Our latest portrait demonstration video is now live on YouTube! A longer version with instructional commentary is available for download here on our website.

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New Drawing Video Now in Production!

By David Jamieson | 1 Comment

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…

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One-Point Perspective Explained

By David Jamieson | 0 Comments
An example of one point perspective showing the effect of receding parallel edges aligned to a common vanishing point.

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…

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Objects and Interiors at Hersh Fine Art

By David Jamieson | 0 Comments
Hersh Fine Art ad for American Art Collector Magazine.

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…

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What is Perspective?

By David Jamieson | 3 Comments
An example of atmospheric perspective, where colors shift bluish and contrasts diminish in the distance.

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…

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“Summer Apple” by David Jamieson

By David Jamieson | 1 Comment
"Summer Apple" 6x6", oil on panel.

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…

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What you need to know about oil painting medium, Part I

By Melinda Whitmore | 8 Comments
Oil Painting Medium ingredients

We get a lot of students asking us about oils… and what are the differences between all those golden bottles that are neatly lined up…

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“Did you guys change the website again?”

By David Jamieson | 0 Comments

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…

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Drawing Tutorials: Comparative Measurement, Part III

By David Jamieson | 0 Comments

In the last couple of drawing tutorials I described how Comparisons of Size can help us work out the proportions of the figure – the…

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Frank Armitage Lecture Follow-Up

By Melinda Whitmore | 1 Comment

I was honored to participate in the Frank Armitage Lecture Series this year at University of Illinois, Chicago. The series is hosted by the Biomedical…

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