“While cadavers lack the characteristic of gesture, there is a nearly fantastical appreciation of the form sense, layer by layer,” Thompson says. “The study of the threading and composition of human form is an inexhaustible source of learning.”
In this exclusive Q&A, artist and teacher McGarren Flack tells us about his artistic path, including how his art has changed over time, and one of his biggest challenges.
If your drawing style falls within the category sometimes known as “Art Class Awkwardism,” you’ll want to see what this teacher has to say.
View charcoal figure drawings by Stephanie Amato, whose work is strong in both concept and design.
Daniel Gerhartz shares figurative art that illustrates how to assess your subject in order to most accurately relay the correct values and edges.
Huihan Liu explains how simplifying a painting before developing the narrative may be your key to a successful composition.