Studies of the Old Masters in Watercolor

Taking the advice of several teachers I admired, I decided to paint little studies from old masters. Since watercolor is quick to set-up , it makes a perfect painting sketch/study medium that can easily fit into a busy, working schedule.

Artists like Anders Zorn, Sargent, Edgar Payne and N.C. Wyeth were the artists I looked to at the time.  This represents early January 2012 to mid February, 2012. Each image took approximately 20-40 minutes to complete, watercolor on Moleskine.

“Mastercopies in Watercolor, 1/12 – 2/12”

Studies of Rodin @ Legion of Honor Museum

These past 2 years I’ve been working intently and almost exclusively on foundation skills: ie. traditional drawing and painting.  Part of that traditional training is regular studies of the old masters. I recently got the privilege to see master sculptor Auguste Rodin’s work at the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco, CA.  Sinc

Review: Steve Huston 2011 Drawing Workshop @ 3 Kicks Studio

Ever since March of 2010, when Steve Huston was last in Los Angeles to teach his annual workshop, I was eagerly anticipating his return to Southern California. The time finally came last April when Steve returned to Pasadena for a one night drawing workshop hosted by 3 Kicks Studio. This was a short but intense workshop. Steve […]

Nathan Fowkes Workshop Review: Color Concepts, February 2011

A page from Nathan Fowke’s sketchbook. Nathan Fowkes is a renowned Los Angeles artist and teacher. Among many things he is known for being a masterful color stylist. All you have to do is see hislandscape sketches to know he is a master of color and his craft. Being a fan of his work I […]

Tutorial Video – How to Render Concept Art Part 4: Adding Color

In part 4 of the Concept Art Tutorial series we add glazes of color to our tonal underpainting. We’ll use the color theory and strategies from the last video to create depth, model form and bring our creature design to life. This video demonstrates how to use blending modes and layers to add a transparent […]

Tutorial Video- How to Render Concept Art Part 3: Using Color

This is the 3rd part of the Concept Art Tutorial series. The topic is Color. How it works, and an introduction to Color Theory. We’ll also discuss some strategies we can use with color to model form, add interest and life to our concept art and digital paintings. Narrated by the artist.

Steve Huston Workshop Review – March 2010

After waiting years for a chance to study in-depth with legendary Artist and teacher, Steve Huston, I finally headed to the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA) to take part in Steve’s annual workshop. This workshop was a 5 day intensive focused on drawing and painting the figure. Although it was taught as a […]

Life Drawing in the Bay Area – Part 2

For these next set of Bay Area Figure Drawing workshops, we’re going all the way to San Francisco for 2 open workshops and to Oakland for an all day figure marathon. I’ve organized them by day, but times and day may vary. Please contact the organizers for their current schedule. MONDAYS San Francisco @ 23rd […]

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