Honore’ Daumier created innumerable sketches and drawings satirizing all layers of society with great whit or bringing to his contemporaries’ attention, the toils and suffering of the common people, with great compassion.
We can still relate to some of his drawings and caricatures, such as “Paris influenza”, a drawing that shows Parisians affected by influenza, or “The Omnibus”, where we can appreciate how the “man spread” in public transportation was already affecting women passengers, more than a century ago.
During this 2:30 hour session of “Drawing with…”, we will copy a few of Daumier’s drawings, practicing his energetic, expressive style and drawing technique and practice the art of compositional studies and thumbnails.
Graphite pencils in B-2B-4B
Pen and ink (black or brown), or thin markers
Black or dark brown watercolor and a watercolor brush
Decent quality drawing paper, such as Strathmore Drawing, or any other drawing paper you like (possibly not newsprint paper.
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In this page, you can find a list of past Open Drawing Sessions for sale.
This page will be updated weekly with the recording of the latest Session offered, giving you the possibility to purchase classes you might have missed.
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.