Hi. Just wanted to share that 2 videos of Anthony Ryder are up for purchase on renaissancelifenow
He does an hour long portrait drawing for one of his students. He talks and explains as he draws.
To sum some things up,
-He’s got an extremely delicate touch which can get just the right amount of heavy when needed.
-Every curve can be thought of as a straight line that has a certain degree of convexity. Convexities have a flatness too, and are never perfectly circular.
-Everything on the body is made up of non-parallels.
-Extend gestures and connect them to each other to get a sense of placement
-You should always be conscious of which modeling factor you are on. Accent, reflected light, terminator, cast shadow and so on. If you isolate the form from light, it becomes a symbol and loses realism.
Hi again! Wanted to share these brilliant anatomy lectures by Robert Beverly Hale on Youtube.
These were recorded in the 70’s at the Art Students League.
All 10 of them are on here. Get them while they last!
He has a few really great books too.
Could we make this a book/video recommendation thread?
If anyone has any recommendations related to realistic art education, free or otherwise, please post them below.