Jackie and Sherrie discuss why drawing and Painting from the live nude model important.
Today, I thought we'd talk about a universal subject that most artists would love to hear you comment about. That is drawing and painting from the live nude model. It’s a subject artist have... Read More
Today's discussion is about drawing materials and tools recommended by Sherrie McGraw and Jacqueline Kamin. Get some tips and ideas on how you can improve your drawing skills with the right drawing materials and tools.
Jackie: Hi Sherrie.
Sherrie: Hi Jackie.
Jackie: Good to see you again today. So we're going to talk... Read More
David Leffel has a illustrious career, and has always made time to teach. Early on, he developed a love of sharing his understanding about painting and drawing with others. At some point, he realized that workshops and class situations limited his access to students. Offering painting and drawing advice... Read More
Jackie and Sherrie discuss how Sherrie Built Her Art Studio. Read about Sherrie McGraw's Art Studio Tips below and their conversation.
Jackie: Hi Sherrie.
Sherrie: Hi Jackie, I love these conversations we have for the blogs.
Jackie: Well today is very special for I think all of our students because it's questions that... Read More
Etching is a traditional way to make multiple prints from one drawing effort. For that reason, it is the process of making prints from a metal plate (generally copper, zinc or steel). Furthermore, each plate has a design which has been incised by acid. A thin ground (a waxy material) is rolled... Read More
Learning to draw hands can be intimidating. Hands are one of the most complex forms in the human body, but luckily you have a ready and willing model: your own hand!
Some artists avoid drawing and painting hands because they feel overwhelmed by the different forms and the difficulty... Read More
What is Sherrie McGraw's teaching philosophy?
How should a student pick an art teacher?
How does an art student get better?
Stacy states “This blog will explain Sherrie McGraw’s teaching philosophy. She is one of the best teachers that I have studied with, in part because she is patient and very generous with her... Read More
This blog will explain the Golden Mean, Golden Ratio and Golden Section. These terms all refer to the same phenomenon. They reflect a regularly occurring proportional ratio in nature that can be included in your art to achieve effective composition.
The Golden Section is a mathematical ratio commonly found in nature, which is the ratio... Read More
What are Planes?
How do I see planes?
In this blog you will heighten your art education by learning how to see planes. Students often can't decipher separate planes on a subject, which weakens the structural strength of their work. It is important to be aware of planes and to see them clearly.... Read More
Values in Painting and Drawing
Why are values important in a painting?
Why does my painting look grey?
This blog will talk about how an artist can simplify values. Most people don't take advantage of the power of strong, simple values. Consequently, their paintings are weak and don't read from across the room.... Read More