John Philbin Dolan, our Featured Artist, recently completed a demo at The Pastel Society of New Mexico. Shortly afterwards he received the following email from an attendee as well as the membership chair.: Hi, John – First, thank you for the demo at the Pastel Society of New Mexico. (Now I understand what an atelier […]
Drawing can be done most anywhere, but a smooth surface and comfort are important factors. There’s nothing worse than getting a stiff neck or a sore back, or finishing a drawing only to find the perspective is off. Worse, if the drawing surface has even the slightest nick, and you draw over that nick, the […]
The incredible fluidity of charcoal lends itself beautifully to the high degree of subtlety obligatory to a faithful portrait.
When spring finally begins to wake from a winter’s sleep, it really sparks my creativity.
It’s also a time of experimentation and I like to push myself to the limits.
Figure drawing class, properly run, should feel welcoming and inclusive, warm, safe, and subdued: a sanctuary of peace, quiet, and unpressured concentration.