Sargent Portrait Drawings: 42 Works

March 2, 2011Book Review

Although I don’t really do portraiture or work in charcoal, the artwork in this book is amazing. There are artists who are good, and then there are artists who are really good. John Singer Sargent is definitely an artist above all others. Looking at all his portraits, you get an idea of the character the … Read More

Colossal Street Art

February 27, 2011inspiration

Article in the NYTimes about a street artist “JR”. He mostly pastes huge photo portraits in sometimes unusual spots. Definitely attention-grabbing.

Illustration Friday – Reverse

February 23, 2011New art work

UPDATE: Check out the work section to see the silkscreen version of this illustration Here’s my submission. The wrestling move pictured is a “reverse gut wrench”. I’m actually going to talk a bit about the process I went through to get to this picture. Since I’m generally interested by how people get to their final … Read More

Schiele Drawings: 44 works

February 22, 2011Book Review

Another cool book from Dover! This is a collection of sketches/ drawings by Egon Schiele. Schiele is a comtemporary of the artist Klimt, and they were both part of the Vienna Secessionist movement. The Vienna Secessionist movement is, superficially, very similar to art nouveau, but uses a bit less embellishments. Klimt is known for paintings … Read More

Figure Drawing

February 20, 2011figure drawing, Sketches

I bought a new sketchbook, Fabriano Quadrato Artist’s Journal. I typically buy cheap sketchbooks, but I bought this because there’s four different color papers in it,which would allow me to work with white pencil. I often see these figure drawings by artists that depict both highlights and shadow , so I want to try that … Read More

Illustration Friday: Sweater

February 16, 2011New art work

Don’t really have time this week to do an illustration. Nonetheless, I drew this up tonight. I used a pencil to draw the lines, but I usually use a mechanical pencil. I was focused on getting the girl’s legs right, and towards this end, I modeled for my own drawing. Drawing yourself while holding a … Read More

Figure drawing

February 13, 2011figure drawing, Sketches

Went to do some life drawing at the Spring Street Studio. In many ways I prefer the studio over the Art Student League, where I went last November. My main gripe against the life drawing classes at the league were the amount of long poses. Any pose over ten minutes long, to me, is a … Read More

Cool “making-of” cartoon

February 9, 2011inspiration

Found this video on CartoonBrew. Thought I’d share it on my blog because I liked it. I’m only posting the making of video, because it inspires me to try my hand at animating. The artist / animator is Fran Krause.

Waiting room sketches

February 7, 2011journaling, Sketches

These are sketches I drew 1 to 2 years ago in various doctors’ waiting rooms . The third image is a combination of waiting room and subway. Drawing on location is a bit tricky because things never stay still. The moment I start drawing a person, said person moves even though he was staying still … Read More