Tag Archives: gesture drawing

Surprising Santa Fe: Flamenco?

I didn’t expect to be at a flamenco performance in Santa Fe, but on one rainy day of museum-hopping we found El Flamenco. And what a treat it was. Besides the fabulous performances, El Flamenco has a community outreach program and … Continue reading

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A colorful week

Some colored, some charcoal, some watercolor … lots of (local) color… Continue reading

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Usk Chicago Part 4: Workshop at The Bean (and a free download)

My workshop at The Bean and a link to a free download of my workshop handout. Continue reading

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Capturing Elusive gestures

Quick capture, better stories, workshop prep. Continue reading

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Good questions: Studies versus Scenes

Another good question from someone in my Figure Sketching Made Simple class on Craftsy. (I do these Good Questions posts every once in a while.) This person visited a skating rink, and sketched a whole scene, skaters, ice rink and setting, and … Continue reading

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Monday roundup

Last week in sketches. Continue reading

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One hundred people: a roundup

My biggest takeout from this week of people sketching is that to keep drawing people, they have to be more than just figures and anatomy to you: you have to be interested in people. And you have to enjoy the inevitable interaction that the process involves. Otherwise, people will remain “stuff you add to a scene to give it scale”. Continue reading

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