September 11, 2018

Paging through my sketchbooks, I stumbled upon a series of sketches I did at the St. Louis Zoo. I think I intentionally tried to sketch the slowest ones. Hence, the turtle.

August 9, 2018

Nationally-acclaimed painter/illustrator/caricaturist Court Jones will be stopping through St. Louis to teach a 2-day workshop in portrait painting using the alla prima method. Alla prima (Italian, meaning "at first attempt"), is a painting technique, used mostly in oil painting, in which layers of wet paint are applied to previously administered layers of wet paint. 

Court previously served as instructor at the famous Watts Atelier of the Arts in California. His clients include Atlantic Records, Upper Deck, Rolling Stone Magazine, Wired Magazine, The Washington Post, The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego Uptown News and Blizzard Entertainment, among others. 

He has received recognition from institutions including the San Diego Portrait Society and International Society of Caricature Artists.

Welcome, Court! We'll see you this September.

August 9, 2018

Jesse Kwe will be introducing students ages 12-16 to Anime/Manga-style drawing through a workshop he is teaching this September. Welcome, Jesse!

July 24, 2018

Blayne Fox has illustrated for Nat Geo Kids, Scholastic and more. She brings a phenomenal sense of color, drawing skill and expertise to Drawn Studio's upcoming classes. Read more about Blayne here.

July 19, 2018

Kevin comes to Drawn Studio after a successful 17-year stint as Studio Drawing and Design Instructor at Washington University's Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts. Read more about Kevin here.

July 6, 2018

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June 20, 2018

A twenty-minute sketch. I used a charcoal pouncing bag to create the mid-value, blocked in the drawing's proportions and structure, then used erasers to lighten areas. 

April 30, 2018

March 23, 2018

After years of traditional drawing and painting, and years of using Photoshop for photo manipulation, I decided for purposes of a new series I'm working on to combine the two skills and use Photoshop to paint. I began, as I always to, with a physical drawing. But that's where tradition ended. Here's a step-by-step series of images, leading up to the final. Total time: 12 hours.

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