While thumbing through Burne Hogarth's Dynamic Anatomy the other day, I came across an interesting section on foreshortening that I wanted to share ...
Drawing in ink can force an artist to either slow down and make very careful marks, or do the opposite--to ignore the permanence of the marks and make them freely. What does pen-and-ink do for you? Let us know by posting a comment.
"Bodies ... The Exhibition," currently housed in New York City's South Street Seaport, offers draftsmen the chance to draw from human specimens after hours. It's an opportunity New York City area artists shouldn't miss.
What facial feature do you find to be the best indicator of a sitter's likeness?
A look at the Bargue plates, a series of 197 lithographs that guide an art student through an increasingly difficult course of study.
In this passage, which we had to cut from the print article in our Spring 2009 issue of Drawing for space reasons, artist-instructor Dan Gheno explains how the tanned portions of a nude model seem to stand out and push forward, and he reiterates the value of studying individual body parts.