Road Trip

Sometimes you have to get out of chicago. Last weekend I went to my hometown to visit my parents.  It was good to take a break and relax, but I’m excited to be back in chicago drawing and painting again! I hope you enjoy this little road trip video 🙂

My Last Cast Drawing! | Tools, Light Design, Time Lapse

This is my last cast drawing.  The Hermes cast done in charcoal, drawing from life, under natural light. I discus some of the tools I use: Light Grey Carta Firenze Paper Nitram Charcoal White Chalk Black Rembrandt Pastel I also talk about designing light when working under natural light, and how to create hard and soft edges using cast shadows. The end shows a time lapse of my drawing.  A photo from the middle stage Read more…

A little bit about my school: The Ravenswood Atelier

  This school is modeled after the 19th century Ateliers of Western Europe. Everything is very traditional.  We draw under natural light, stand at our easels, and use the classical tools.  What I really like about this school is that it teaching a system on how to make a painting/drawing, from the first stage to completion.  It takes away the guesswork so you know how to tackle any painting or drawing. This school is all Read more…