How to practice Blind Contour Drawing…Every body, every kind of body has infinite stories to tell, and I feel like the discipline needed to actually LOOK at the the model – instead of perceiving the general pose and then mechanically drawing a stylization of the body in that position – to be there, present and seeing them, is a form of respect and recognition.
Representing the human figure is one of the most natural instincts for anybody who picks up a pencil. The first visual art forms depicted humans, in their most simple and symbolic self. Through art history the representation of the human body evolved in many different directions and shapes, from simple archaic forms to detailed studies [...]
This is one of the most common things that my students ask me. I don’t know if it’s because of the constant capitalistic pressure of being productive regardless of the context or purpose, or because we forgot how to enjoy something without hyper performing it. Whatever the reason, if people want to draw more, I’m [...]