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11/03/2021

Drawing with Hans Holbein the Younger!

Hans Holbein the Younger, a German artist active I the first half of the 16th Century, created an incredible amount of beautiful artworks for the English aristocracy and became King painter to Henry VIII. His drawing of Ladies and Gents, sometimes resulted in paintings, like the portrait of Thomas More that is exhibited at the Frick collection in New York City. These drawings are innumerable and all stunning, beautifully executed with great economy of lines but incredibly intense and realistic appearance. We can learn a lot from copying these works, so, join me on Tuesday…. for this 2 hour, online session of “Drawing with…”, to copy some of these masterpieces and study Holbein’s the Younger sublime technique.
10/28/2021

Drawing with… Goya!

Goya’s sketches can be satirical, comic, tragic, political, fantastic. These quick vignettes, are masterfully executed and are delightful to copy. In this session of “Drawing with…” we will copy a few of his pen and ink quick monochromatic sketches that depict funny naughty old witches, people busy performing daily tasks, comical scenes. We will start drawing the scene in pencil, then use brown ink or watercolor washes for the main values and then refine the figures with pen and ink or a thin brush. You can also use this method to create quick compositional and tonal studies for your own artwork.
10/20/2021

Drawing with… John Singer Sargent!

Drawing with Sargent Choosing a few of John Singer Sargent’s drawings to use as subject for this session of “Drawing with…” was really hard, I felt like a kid in a candy store, surrounded by delicious stuff and not being able to decide what to pick. John Singer Sargent worked in oil, watercolor, charcoal, mastering all these media to the highest level and creating a great number of artworks, all of them beautiful. This Drawing Session is dedicated to copying two or three of his charcoal drawings, to study his technique and to practice drawing with this versatile and luscious medium. Materials: Charcoal in sticks and pencils, my favorite brands are Nitram for the charcoal in sticks, medium and soft (B-2B) and General’s compressed charcoal pencils, medium, soft and extra soft. A pad of Strathmore Charcoal paper in white, kneaded eraser, sand paper. You can also use any charcoal brand you already have or your favorite paper you already use for charcoal but I would not use willow charcoal for this session because it not the best choice for this type of drawings.
10/13/2021

Drawing with… Pontormo!

An ongoing show at the MET is honoring the Mannerists, a group of artists active in Italy in the 16th century, between the high Renaissance and the Baroque. Jacopo Carrucci, aka Pontormo, is one of my favorite artists of this short lived yet revolutionary period. During this 2:30 hours online session, we will copy and study a few drawings by Jacopo da Pontormo, appreciating his uniquely expressive style, full of pathos and dynamism, a great way to prepare for a visit to the MET, where you can find some of his original works exhibited.
10/05/2021

Drawing with… Raphael!

Raphael was undoubtedly one of the greatest draftsman of the Renaissance. This drawing session is dedicated to copy one or two of his gorgeous drawings, practicing his elegant and impeccable technique, studying his compositions and the dynamism of the figures.

Join me on Tuesday October 12, for a 2:30 hours drawing session on Zoom to discover and appreciate the art and style of one of the great Masters of the Renaissance.
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