It's "That" time again folks! If you would like to have a one -on-one 10 week mentorship with me, and have me help you learn more about anything you want this is the time and here is the info!
Feel free to post any questions you may have about the program, I'll answer whatever I can. :)
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We had wonderful costumes for the models, great music to be inspired by and lots of amazing artists working- I think there were 40+people at this event!
I don't do many portraits, but I have done a few. I think I have only done a limited number of them because I like to know something of the person before I feel comfortable doing one. I think you need to know what the person is really like to know what to draw- otherwise what are you really doing? you don't know! You might accidentally get it right, but you might not.
Here are a couple drawings, one of my friends Melissa and Peter De Seve. Melissa is a very kind energetic and very smart girl with a bright outlook on life (this drawing is meant to be more realistic). Peter has a big heart, has a fun and nutty side (just like his characters) and a very keen eye (Peter's drawing is meant to have a bit of caricature). I hope all of these qualities come through in my portraits!
Jim Gurney has posted my photos of the antique drawing tool I foud at an estate sale a few months ago. Some folks on his blog requested a measured drawing, so I have scanned the parts and put measurements on them for those of you who want to make their own!
Some people have asked about the hardware and the wood type used-
The wood appears to be cherry, a good fine grained hardwood, that is obviously tremendously stable, as it has not warped in 111 years!
The hardware is all brass. small wood screws to attach the head to the main ruler and screws with square heads and a washer and wingnut on the top side.
Hope that helps.
Another bit of helpful information was sent to me by a visitor, so I thought I would share it with the rest of you- There is a book online about mathematical drawing tools and it has a pretty good instruction guide on how to use the tool! Go to page 169, here is the link: