Posts Tagged ‘Guercino’

Warm-up exercises for artists (1)

January 4, 2013

Some good ways to start your session in the studio   Above: Guercino “A nude woman, seated, embracing a child”, 23.4×18.1cm, pen with brown ink, brush with brown wash   Why warm up? Warm-up exercises are important for artists just as they are for athletes and musicians. There are three main reasons to “warm up” at the […]

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Drapery for artists: Why bother with it?

July 2, 2012

Today I review a few uses of drapery in art and investigate whether or not drapery can be exciting. Above: Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) Study for the Drapery of Moliere in the “Apotheosis of Homer”, black chalk with stumping, 12x10in   Last week’s drawing classes on drapery   My initial thought, on being asked to teach […]

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