Drawing with... Burne Jones
Burne jones, one of the main exponents of the Pre-Raphaelites artistic movement, created many beautiful portraits of romanticized female and male beauties.
The technique he used is pretty straightforward: graphite, charcoal or pastel, but he nonetheless obtained excellent results with these media.
Join me, on December, Tuesday 7th, for this 2;30 hours session of “Drawing with…” where we will enjoy copying some of these delightful portraits.
Making Faces: Fun with Facial Expressions and Physiognomy
To celebrate first year of activity of the New Renaissance Atelier I put together a special new course dedicated to the facial expressions and physiognomy. Physiognomy is quite an interesting topic and has many facets, some funny, some absurd, some disquieting, I don’t know of any other courses offered on this subject.
During this this 4 sessions online course, we will create a number of drawings using, as reference, artworks from different periods and photographs of facial expressions, practicing different techniques and studying the incredible variety of expressive possibilities of the human face, but also have fun copying the fantastic physiognomic works by Charles Le Brun, Lavater and Dell Porta, to name a few.
This course is also a fun way to practice portrait drawing and refine our understanding of the human physiognomy and facial expressions and proportions.
Italy Workshops 2022
When you bump into a wall in Italy, chances are it is hundreds if not thousands of years old. Who knows?
May be Julius Caesar bumped in the same wall 2,000 years ago on his way to the Senate on the ides of March. Or may be you will be resting on the same church steps that Leonardo da Vinci sat on as he was sketching the faces of his fellow Florentines in preparation for one of his masterpieces.
Join me this coming Summer when I will be leading two separate 8 days workshops in Rome and Florence.
My Video Courses
These videos are designed so that you can draw along with me and learn as you go. As I draw, you can copy what i do, you can stop the video in case you need to and take your time, restart the video and resume drawing. This way, you will have ample time to practice drawing and understand the anatomical characteristics of the human body.