Tag: Drawing Basics

Drawing Basics: Drawing People in Ink Frees You

Inktober Is the Month to Explore Every fall a subject that fades during summer comes back with a vengeance: pen and ink sketching. A while back, one of our members reached out about sketching on mass transit, drawing quick doodles and sketches of people on the go. It reminded me to find the work of…

Sadie Valeri still life

Meeting Your Artistic Match

Sadie Valeri’s Virtuosic & Detailed Paintings Not too many years ago, San Francisco based artist Sadie Valeri was an aspiring figure painter stuck in a still life studio. She had a good deal of time on her hands to hone her painting and drawing skills, but her workspace was less than 100 square feet.  The…

Don’t You Want to Draw for Life?

Start Drawing Bodies–And You Will! To find joy and relaxation and fun in drawing bodies, you want to learn just a bit about anatomy. Not too much! This is no medical course, but coming at anatomy from an artistic angle is the best way to go about getting great at drawing figures because you eventually…

Drawing lessons from THB: Study for Farming by Thomas Hart Benton, drawing, 1937.

Drawing Lessons from Thomas Hart Benton

An American Master & Drawing Was His Thing A few years ago, I left Manhattan and went to Manhattan—Kansas, that is. I was a bit wary as I landed in the midst of a harsh storm, but looked forward to seeing all the Midwest had to offer. During my trip I visited the Nelson-Atkins Museum,…