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August 6, 2019

HANDS ARE HARD TO DRAW! So much so that I’ve taught a workshop just on drawing hands.

Well, i gave a condensed version of the lesson to a 16-ish yr old student a few months back.

She surprised me today when she showed me this great drawing from her sketchbook.

August 3, 2019

This study was created using the classical oil painting technique of painting on a toned ground. After painting a wash on the canvas and allowing that to dry, I drew the portrait over the toned surface. I then built up a monotone painting, capturing overall values. Then I built up the portrait with thin color glazes. Finally, I created more definition with thicker, more opaque color brush strokes, still allowing the ground in some cases to show through. Needless to say, there was a lot of dry time in between each step.

I'm in severe need of upgrading my brushes and oils. Since I rarely paint, I've held onto the painting supplies I've had since college. 

February 18, 2019


Professor Cindy Gordon PhD, Director of Human Anatomy program at University of Oklahoma is bringing her amazing wit and insight, some unbelievable lab stories of cadavers and dissection, and possibly a few human props to Drawn Studio for an artist's workshop like no other.

Explore the complexities and functional anatomy of the human body. Student artists will learn more about the interlocking forms of muscles and bones of the torso, arms and legs to achieve greater anatomical clarity and validity in their figurative work. The later half of the workshop will include drawing from live nude models.

18+ only. Enrollment limited to 8 students. Includes live model fee.

About the instructor:
Dr. Cindy Gordon is an Associate Professor in Biology and the Director of the Human Anatomy program at the University of Oklahoma. She has been an educator for nearly 30 years and has won numerous teaching awards during her time at OU. In addition to teaching human anatomy, she is also a
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January 1, 2019

What a year! 

November 26, 2018

Thanks again to the parents of my master class series drawing students. We finished out the series this morning by sketching at the art museum; learning from over 500 years of Master paintings and sculptures. On top of that, these kids spent three months learning how to draw the human figure; from gesture drawings to breaking down muscle and bone structures. I am sincerely proud of their accomplishments and technical growth.

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