Watch, listen and learn, as Sherrie McGraw and Jacqueline Kamin talk about master drawings compared with contemporary academic atelier drawings.
Michelangelo, Anthony Van Dyke, Peter Paul Rubens, Charles Bargue
Learning to draw is essential in painting. In this blog article and video, you will learn about the Drawing eCourse overview and benefits by Sherrie McGraw. You will see why it is so relatable to artists. Especially those with an interest in learning to draw and improve their... Read More
How important is drawing to portrait painting
I believe that drawing is so important to portrait painting. From my own experience, drawing has improved my portrait painting. The more I draw the better my hand and eye coordination gets. This allows me to become more accurate and direct with my drawing.... 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... 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... Read More