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11/12/2021

Drawing with Kathe Kollwitz!

athe Kollwitz works are passionate, powerful, touching, in short, beautiful. This session of “Drawing with…” is dedicated to this master of expressionism that was able to capture the passions and emotions, struggles and toils of the common people during a period that spans both world wars. Her drawing techniques are varied and eclectic, and copying some of her artworks is an interesting and stimulating way to explore creative approaches in art making.
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.
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