Love Drawing Podcast 14: Pose difficulty

In this episode of the Love Drawing podcast, we discuss the factors that cause some figure drawing poses to be harder than others to draw. We also made a video and article about this, where you can see examples of the different types of pose we discuss in the podcast, so check that out too. Don’t […]

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Jake Spicer figure drawing

Love Drawing Podcast 13 – Interview with Jake Spicer

In July I had the opportunity to attend Skip Gallery (see the article here). At that event, I got the chance to interview a very thoughtful and passionate life drawing teacher – Jake Spicer. Jake Spicer runs life drawing sessions around the UK, with his regular class being Brighton Drawing (@brightondrawing on Instagram). You may have […]

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Love Drawing Podcast 12: Materials for life drawing

This episode is all about drawing materials and their use in life drawing. We tackle two main questions: what materials are best for people just starting life drawing? what materials are good when you feel ready to branch out into new materials, and what are the things to keep in mind when branching out? We’ll […]

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Lovedrawing Podcast 10: The Old Masters

By popular demand, we decided to focus our tenth episode on the old masters. Why are the old masters so revered, even in this day and age? Is there still a lot to learn from the old masters? How can we learn from them? We discuss all these topics and more – I hope you […]

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Adventures with Acrylic

By Mayko Oil and egg-tempera have been my main media for painting, along with occasional dabblings with watercolour. For drawing, I regularly use pastel and colour pencils. I have branched out into Photoshop and other digital media too. However, I have always stayed away from acrylic, convinced that it’s not for me. I tried acrylic […]

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Featured interview with Mayko

Our friends at PortPrep – the portfolio preparation experts – have a featured interview on their site with our very own Mayko: http://portprep.com/wp/2014/05/artist-spotlight-interview-mayko-fry/ She talks through her early experiences as an artist and the role of formal study, college and life drawing in an artist’s development. Have a look and let us know what you […]

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Creating an imagined scene from a life drawing

Although drawing and painting are generally treated as separate activities and distinct skillsets, I personally think they are simply variations of the same thing. You can bring in some paints and brushes to a life drawing class, if the venue has a sink, and do life drawing as usual using paint. A more important distinction […]

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