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Collaborations: “Cross pollination”

This project is a voluntary collaboration to the project of Prof Hilary Lorenz titled "Cross Pollination" (1). The project consist in collecting 40.000 moths created using several techniques, as long as the moths are made in black and white. I have decided... Continue Reading →

Your first monoprints

Mono prints are unique prints, in the literal sense that colour is applied to make a drawing on a flat surface like glass or plexiglas. Then, the impression is transferred into paper by laying the paper on top of the... Continue Reading →

Exercise 3: Experiment with mixed media

Some experiments made with mixed media are shown in the following examples. First of all, a rough sketch was made, in order to establish the drawing composition, Figure 1. The drawing was remade with a different composition in another quick... Continue Reading →

Research point: foreshortening

One of the most famous examples of painters using foreshortening is the Lamentation over the dead Christ of Mantegna. An example of a modern artist, as seen in ARTVERONA fair in 2016 is the Studio per Resurrectio Christi of Agostino Arrivabene, shown... Continue Reading →

Research point: the underlying structure of the body

Leonardo da Vinci was an artist and a scientist, and combined his two passion in analyzing the human body and drawing his parts. At the time, opening of human bodies was forbidden and therefore, Leonardo´s was performing something that at the... Continue Reading →

Research point: self-portraits

Self-portraits are a popular theme among artists. There are several famous examples like the ones of van Gogh, Rembrandt or Frida Kahlo. All have completely different styles to depict themselves. Modern artist Tracey Emin makes self-portraits that are essential in shape.... Continue Reading →

Research point: The human figure

Interesting works of the human figure are the ones shown below and seen during the ARTVERONA fair in 2016 from Stefano Perrone. I have found the three drawings interesting since at a first glance they don´t appears like human figures. Only... Continue Reading →

Research point: the face

The portraits of Graham Little are exquisite works made with coloured pencils. The women in his drawings appears serene and doll-like. Some of his work can be seen here. On an opposite direction are the drawings of Elizabeth Peyton, where the... Continue Reading →

Exercise 2: Essential elements

This exercise was combined with a previous exercise Exercise 1: Quick Studies.    

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