Friday, July 05, 2019

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

How To Draw Tentacles!

Pencil drawing of tentacles on an anatomy study. #NewArt
Pencils Anatomy Drawing Tentacles



Saturday, February 02, 2019

Why Learn Gesture and Contour Drawing in School?


My first art class was at 48yrs old. I've been drawing since I was six. 

Gestures and contours make sense because they are head-to-toe visions of the body.
gesture-drawings-pencil-art-instruction
In art class with charcoal sticks, we began with gesture lines, the model holding each pose for 30 seconds to describe movement and direction.


We then made gestures for one minute with different poses.
Not until we filled a newsprint sheet with multiple drawings did we begin to sketch the model.
The mind-hand connection takes time even for a professional.

We didn't spend excessive time on gestures and contours. They are not required for life drawing but assist in the warm-up.
Art for most is flow and control in unison.

Mermaid Drawing Art Class Charcoal
Charcoal drawing from a model in art class.



Monday, November 12, 2018

Stan Lee Passes On

Stan Lee Passing
Stan Lee, you were standing in a Stockton comic shop after closing, just you and Bob.
Bob was probably going to lock the door as usual but got distracted by your conversation.

I saw you, time stopped in my teen mind and I immediately shot over to the dollar bin. You signed a beat up copy of Amazing Tales for me. No hesitation.

You shook my hand as I thanked you and apologized to you and Bob for the interruption. You were gracious and genuine.

Thank you for getting through my childhood and beyond. Thank you for giving me an avenue to which my overactive creative mind could navigate.
With great power, you remained true to the format, stayed within the lines and helped save a billion kids from crippling depression.

Excelsior!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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