Lessons in Masterful Portrait Drawing: A Classical Approach to Drawing the Head by Mau-Kun Yim

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in Artists, Books, Charcoal | No Comments

Just received this book on Charcoal Portrait Drawing by Mau-Kun Yim that I had ordered and would like to report that I’m very pleased with it and highly recommend it. Below is link to youtube video of the artist demonstrating. Lessons in Masterful Portrait Drawing: A Classical Approach to Drawing the Head

Americans in Paris 1860-1900

Posted by on Nov 6, 2016 in Books | No Comments

Just finished reading a catalog that accompanied the exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum several years ago. Aside from being a very enjoyable read, describing American artists migration to Paris and how it shaped art as a whole – it gives you an idea of what it was like for the artists to be there in […]

Mercardo Del Puerto after Alvaro Castagnet

Posted by on May 1, 2016 in Books, My Artwork, Technique, Watercolor | No Comments
Mercardo Del Puerto after Alvaro Castagnet

I did this demo for my watercolor class at Lincoln Square Community Center. It’s a copy of a contemporary watercolorist from his latest book   Watercolor Masterclass, 4 Pillars of Watercolor”. I announced my Patreon giveaway of the month for May already and am announcing now that this will be my giveaway to oner of my […]

Pocket Atlas of Human Anatomy

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in Anatomy, Books | No Comments

Wonderful illustrations in this free resource available online. Pocket Atlas of Human Anatomy PDF  

Art Students League of New York on Painting

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015 in Books, My Artwork | No Comments
Art Students League of New York on Painting

I’m pleased to announce that I have two paintings featured in Art Students League of New York on Painting which you can order from Amazon.

Advice for Landscape Student Part 2

Posted by on Jun 19, 2015 in Books | No Comments

Its a good idea to do a simple value sketch beforehand as a blueprint for a painting. Just a small sketch pad and a soft pencil (4B and/or 2B graphite pencils are good).  The idea is to simplify the scene into about just 4 values only (like posterizing in Photoshop). It helps to keep in mind what […]

Advice for Landscape Student

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in Books | No Comments

                  I don’t have an official list of colors but actually I do have recommendations if you’re new to landscape. Basically make sure you have cadmium lemon, thalo green, utlramarine blue, and alizarin crimson. And you can ad cadmium red light and that’s really all you need. […]

Carlson’s Guide to Landscape Painting

Posted by on Apr 10, 2015 in Books | No Comments

As for reading when it comes to Landscape Painting, Carlson’s Guide to Landscape Painting is the one essential and recommended for all students. Branch out from there but get this one and start thinking about the ideas and concepts.

Controposto

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Anatomy, Books | No Comments

Basically it has to do with the line of balance, the line of action, etc. Andrew Loomis goes over it in his book. Following are the titles of some of the chapters in his book- The Standing Figure; The Figure in Action: Turning and Twisting; Forward Movment: The Tipped Line of Balance; Balance, Rhythm, Rendering; […]

Anatomy for Sculptors

Posted by on Dec 30, 2014 in Books | No Comments

Just learned of a great new resource which is a book entitled Anatomy for Sculptors. You can get a PDF version of the book for $47 (half the price of the actual book).   “Another anatomy book?” you might ask. I would say this is a good investment and valuable addition to Richer’s Anatomy and […]