Head drawing and the ideals of proportions have changed dramatically over the centuries. However, one thing has remained the same–a secret system of rules that few artists even know about, which are universally truthful and, when closely studied, can crack the code on understanding the mystery of how to draw the head.
Here are some ways to give depth to your drawings.by Bob Bahr A Grove of Pine Trees With a Ruined Towerby Claude Lorrain, 1638â??1639, pen and brown ink with brown, gray, and pink wash on white paper, 12â? x 8Â¾. Collection the British Museum, London, England.Notice how the contrast in the bark of the near trees on the left is more marked than the barkâ?
Born in 1947 in Washington, D.C., Jon R. Friedman received his bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University and his master of fine arts degree from Cranbrook Art Academy in Michigan. He’s also studied at Corcoran Museum School and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His works are part of numerous public and private collections, and the artist regularly appears in solo and group shows.
Nine years ago, Mark Norseth moved his family to Hawaii and discovered the perfect place to record the power, movement, and coloration of the sea in pastel paintings.by Tamara MoanIt’s easy to spot Mark Norseth around the town of Kailua, perhaps down by the boat landing on the beach or under a tree at the edge of the marsh.
With regard to the editorial, the point is not whether some measure of ART and subsequent dialogue is initiated by Fairey’s work. The issue is that Mr. Fairey did not solicit and obtain the legal rights to use the photograph from the photograph’s owner in accordance with current copyright law – whether he intended to do a derivative work or an exact copy.
Humility, grace, dignity: these are the hallmarks of Morehead State University professor Dongfeng Li’s watercolor portraits. Choosing to paint people from a variety of places, ages and life experiences, the artist works to imbue each subject with poise and distinction. Read more about Dongfeng Li in the April 2012 issue of Watercolor Artist, and enjoy an online-exclusive gallery of his expressive watercolor portraits below.