This week’s session of “Drawing with…” is dedicated to Seurat’s gorgeous studies on light, form and composition.
In these drawings, the master of Divisionism, renders the human form as pure light, playing with contrast, tonal range, soft and hard margins but never clear, sharp outlines.
The shapes of the figures evoked in the drawings, at times suddenly materialize against a strong contrast with a dark background, in other places, the figures dissolve and hide in it.
These works, besides being beautiful, are also perfect to refine and expand our understanding of the light on forms.
Join me, on Tuesday, November 23, from 6 to 8:30 PM, for another evening of artistic exploration and aesthetic appreciation.
Charcoal, red (sanguine) and white chalk, pencils (HB-B), pen and black ink, a couple of round watercolor brushes (#2 and #8 will do), good quality drawing paper, I like Stonehenge Legion paper pads in white or “colors”, an assortment of lightly toned paper, 11”by 14”.
You can also use any paper you like or you are used to, but make sure it can withstand a light ink wash if needed. You will also need eraser and pencil sharpener.
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Roberto Osti teaches figure drawing and human anatomy for artists at the New York Academy of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Formally trained as a medical illustrator before becoming a fine artist, Osti has contributed his work to many science and art publications. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Europe and the United States. He is the author of Basic Human Anatomy (2016), an art instruction best seller and classic reference book. His latest book , Dynamic Human Anatomy has been released in March 2021.