NICO Studio

DRAWINGS 

Woman in Hat 30 x 40 #0029, 100% fine art Giclee on rag paper float mounted. Also available printed on glass. Currently available in 2 sizes, 20 x 24 and 30 x 40 inches.

Woman in Hat 30 x 40 #0029, 100% fine art Giclee on rag paper float mounted. Also available printed on glass. Currently available in 2 sizes, 20 x 24 and 30 x 40 inches.

The figure

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The Artist's Scales:

Many talented artists meet up in Los Angeles is studios all over the to draw from live models. Not unlike the group pictured here, but dressed more casually and with a few more women in their midst. Since this photo was taken in Paris in the 1800's, women are now allowed to draw the nude figure. There is a preference for the female form, but perfect bodies rarely make the most interesting drawings.

These drawngs were mostly inspired by the models I've drawn over a period of years. Back in the studio my imagination takes over and they can become entirely new creatures.


Life Drawing

With only a few minutes before the model changes pose there little time to overthink. I keep my eyes on the model, working shape to shape, to translate what I am seeing as quickly as possible. Seeing and feeling the form intuitively rather than relying on a conceptual or technique-driven style. I prefer the shorter poses for their more spontaneous authenticity.

A study of anatomy is extremely useful so that one can work with a knowledge of the underlying structure.

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