Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Good drawing is not copying the surface. It has to do with understanding and expression. We don't want to learn to draw just to end up being imprisoned in showing off our knowledge of joints and muscles. We want to get the kind of reality that a camera can't get. We want to accentuate and suppress aspects of the model's character to make it more vivid. And we want to develop the co-ordination to be able to get our brains down into the end of our pencil.
- Richard Williams

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Longer pose, actually from a cast, but I wanted to make it feel more from life.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Making Marks

One great thing about attending life drawing sessions on a regular basis, is the ability to try new stuff. This drawing was done with a brush pen. That pen captured every line and a great deal of energy.

Friday, December 17, 2010


I feel it is so important, yet most artist regulate it to a warm up exercise. Having a solid gesture adds life to drawings. I spent a lot of time doing gesture drawing in my Disney days with Karl Gnass, These gestures are typically 5 minutes, sometimes 2 sometimes 1. Enjoy

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Starting out

Ever since I moved to Provo 3 years ago, I have been searching for suitable life drawing venues and opportunities. It's been rather dissapointing. You can draw at BYU or UVU if your a student, there is life drawing in Springville on Saturdays, but I'm typically working on my home during that time. Salt Lake is too far, yada yada yada. So, I've decided to start my own group, but the space in my studio isn't quite ready. I wanted to start this blog to try and get the interest rolling, find interested people, and maybe get a group together that can make life drawing in Provo a reality. So comment, let me know your out there, or report where you like to go or opportunities you have.

In the meantime, here is a recent drawing of mine.