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Figure Drawing For All It's Worth

This week I’d like to talk about a book that was recommended  to me a year ago and I still go back to for reference. … 188 more words

Where Creativity Works


There’s nothing wrong with that student’s sketch, because it has little to do with artwork. Duplicating individual squares of a grid is a geometric exercise in hand-eye coordination and nothing more. 146 more words


Hangin' with "the Dude"

I was going to write a massive article on what it was like to take a class in oil painting–studying under Steve “the Dude” Rude.  But frankly, it’s beyond words in so many ways that I cannot begin to attempt it.   1,962 more words

Cartoon And Illustration
“Don’t start out with that old gag, “I couldn’t draw a straight line.” Neither can I, free hand. If we need a straight line we can use a ruler.”

– Andrew Loomis


Vintage story illustrators.

In the days when there were no mobile phones or computers and T.V. was not readily accessable to all there thrived a bunch of illustrators who knew how to bring stories to life. 131 more words

Now And Then

Sketchbook Ideas: Facial Construction

Let’s focus our sketches this time on the face of our characters. Having correct facial proportion and anatomy understanding is essential when it comes to animation. 154 more words


Loomis mannikins with muscles continued

Another quick post today with more Loomis studies, pretty much the same as yesterday.  This one above is a partially muscled mannikin skeleton, just showing how the muscle is laid on. 106 more words