January 22, 2015

start of the semester quote

"It is only by drawing often, drawing everything, drawing incessantly, that one fine day you discover to your surprise that you have rendered something in its true character." 

- Camille Pissarro (1830-1903), Impressionist 

Sketches by Fernando

January 16, 2015

practice | drawing f'14

When a redo is indicated, a sigh of disappointment is the usual response. Though barely audible, the face and body language screams: But it took so long to do! Once should be enough! 

As the author Malcolm Gladwell writes in his book The Tipping Point, "Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good." For those who are just beginning to draw: Put the time into it. Learn from your mistakes, and rejoice in your triumphs.

Kenzie's 1st attempt

Kenzie's redo

Shreya's 1st attempt

Shreya's redo

January 07, 2015

fashion illustration | drawing f'14

Here these students strategize their application of paint in a seemingly indiscriminate and playful manner. The result is a casual, street-chic approach to fashion indicative of the time in which we live. 

Happy New Year!



December 24, 2014

clothing | life drawing f'14

"A design should be fitted away from the figure in order for a breeze of air to linger between the body and the fabric."

- Charles James, fashion designer (1906-1978), 
Charles James: Beyond Fashion, Metropolitan Museum of Art 




December 17, 2014

perspective sketching | drawing f'14

'Tis the season to sketch crowds. In what better place than Grand Central Terminal? While commuters make their escape to points north of the city, we float above the frenzy, ever in awe of this superlative space. 




Yun Jung

December 04, 2014

portraiture | life drawing f'14

"Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter."

- Oscar Wilde

Portraits by Agnes, from her sketchbook, and in class

Agnes's first figure drawing

November 28, 2014

working in class | drawing f'14

Ideas can start out on tracing paper. They often take shape with pencil and marker, and yet can also be initiated so beautifully with charcoal. 


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