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And the Winner is…..

The winner of my new DVD is Myrna Wacknov!  However, everyone who is participating in The Silhouette Project will be a winner of two grand prizes: 1). the ability to see an object or a figure as a flat, two-dimensional shape; a necessary skill because compositions aren’t put together with objects or figures, they are put together with shapes. 2). a […]

Special Announcement!

I would like to encourage all of you to join me in The Silhouette Project. I think it’s going to be a fun and stimulating way to learn the construction, proportions, and anatomy of the figure. And as an added incentive, I will enter the name of everyone who commits to participating in The Silhouette Project into a drawing, and […]

The Silhouette Project, Part 3: Balance and the Weight Bearing Leg

The Silhouette Project, Part 3: Balance and the Weight Bearing Leg

  A standing figure will take one of one 3 basic positions: 1). Straight; weight is distributed equally on both feet. An imaginary vertical plumb line (the orange line above) running from the pit of the neck to the floor will be midway between the two feet.  2). Weight is on the right leg. The plumb line moves closer […]

The Silhouette Project, Part 2; Constructing a Basic Silhouette

The Silhouette Project, Part 2; Constructing a Basic Silhouette

The shape of a form is its silhouette. Every volume has a shape state. Nathan Goldstein     To draw or paint a figure (or any subject) convincingly, you have to be able to see it accurately, and you have to understand what you’re seeing. The human figure contains 16 basic forms: the head, neck, upper […]