drawing Archive

Portrait Drawing Demo with Jin Chung

Our latest video demo (below) comes to us courtesy of Jin Chung’s Monday evening class at The Art League, Portrait Drawing. Jin showed us the steps to drawing a complete portrait in vine charcoal and white chalk. You can find all of Jin’s classes here — registration is open for Spring classes. Click here Read more →

Q&A with Award Winner Amanda Nicholas

Drawn to the piece by its emotional content, interesting line, and “wealth of mark-making,” juror Trace Miller selected the drawing above, Burrow Hill, for best in show in this month’s all-media exhibit. The artist, Amanda Nicholas, a new Art League member, drew it en plein air using lithography crayon on Yupo paper. Amanda usually Read more →

Q&A with Award Winner Wendy Donahoe

Earlier this week we brought you an interview with Elizabeth Loftis, whose pastel and watercolor painting Procession won best in show in the December All-Media Exhibit. The Second Place Marker Award went to Nicholas, a graphite portrait of the artist’s nephew by Wendy Donahoe. The juror, Linda Hafer, said she chose the “beautiful and Read more →

George’s Artistic Adventure: My Last Drawing Class

You can read the rest of this series here. This was the ninth and final week for my drawing class (most of which is pictured above). With one last still life setup this morning, we got another chance to tackle round shapes, straight lines, and shading to bring everything to life. You can see Read more →

Featured Workshop: Drawing 101, December 1 & 2

(Click above for full size) For art students looking to get back to basics, or beginners who want to jumpstart their drawing skills, Rick Weaver will be teaching a two-day Drawing 101 workshop on Saturday and Sunday, December 1 & 2. Spaces are still available! Click here for details and to register. Read more →

George’s Artistic Adventure: Bringing it Together

You can read the rest of this series here. Fall term classes are almost over, but we’re still drawing up a storm in Basic Drawing, moving on to tougher projects. Last week we focused more on shading and drapery, which had been giving me lots of trouble. Our instructor, George Tkabladze, helped us a Read more →