This was for a show we did at Studio2ndstreet called Changes. The Idea was to remove an idea from our culture that a commercial vehicle built; Thomas Kinkade's cottages do not represent quality fine art. First, that quality fine art is nothing more than a Print, or more eloquently put, a Giclee, that has a few factory placed(stamped) wax and varnish made raised brush strokes. Second, your print is number 47,043 of 50,000. Do you feel special with that fine uniue purchase that 50,000 others have? And not to mention the plates, mugs, cheap posters, t-shirts and g-strings that have the same image printed on them, but yes, it was a one of a kind...moment! What better way to remove this notion than to bring another pop idol in to do his thing? You can see the way he is charging up his fire pit deep within to exhale another poorly built psuedo-medieval cottage. You can also tell in his posture he is bored because there will be no one coming to fight against him with all th
Hello, first post in a while and I wanted to make it a descent one to start with again. Here is the photo that I am working with. This is a photo of Peter Hewitt. I do not currently know who shot this photo but I will find out soon. So, what I want to do is take this photo and find a spot somewhere else next to impossible to take this image. I am going to put the camera under the board or behind it as if this was a clear tunnel. First thing to do is learn the original pose so we can proceed forward with more working confidence. So study the image and do a drawing from its perspective, in this case I am using figure construction methods to help me determine the volume presented before me. Here is the drawing that I did a study of to start the process. Note that I have analyzed the volumes cylindrically and I have also found the camera angle from which the photo was taken. Next we will break down the image into what would be termed an orthographic view. WHY? A good p
We teach a class that goes over procedures for drawing the figure clothed. This semester was a really productive semester and all the students improved considerably from the beginning to the last class, and it was awesome to see the rapid growth. These are demonstrations and quick sketches from that class.