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.
I still remember my first brush pen. I was in Paris, in the Sennelier shop in Quai Voltaire - a lovely jewel of a store, on the small top floor I let myself be overwhelmed by the variety of calligraphy pens and brush pens. In the end I bought a Fude Pen. It was love [...]
I’ve always loved this quote by Pablo Picasso. It ties in well with my firm belief that natural talent is not necessary to be an artist. Any kind of artist. In my opinion all talent really does is give you the boost to do things quicker, to ride the learning curve faster, but it’s not [...]