VEILED MARBLE: video tutorial with Raw Umber’s Lizet Dingemans

This hour-long online video session from Raw Umber Studios is a perfect opportunity to draw and paint our model Manko in draped poses inspired by the genius of sculptors like Bernini, Corradini, Monti and Strazza.

This video mimics the structure of a traditional life drawing class. You will see three photographs to draw or paint from: one for 10 minutes, one for 20 and one for 30. Raw Umber tutor Lizet Dingemans draws next to the video and gives hints and tips.

For £5 you will receive the video with exercises, which you can pause and replay if you wish, plus a 3 hi-res reference photos used in this tutorial, which you can enlarge, zoom in or print out.

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Here are some sketches produced at this workshop:

Examples of the work from Veiled Marble AMC video tutorial with Raw Umber

Figure drawing with MANKO: video tutorial with Raw Umber’s Lizet Dingemans

In this hour-long online session, Manko from the Art Model Collective poses in a variety of seated poses.

Soft yet well-defined lighting, an elegant selection of poses and tuition from a professional artist mean this is a great way to hone your skills.

This video mimics the structure of a traditional life drawing class. You will see three photographs to draw or paint from: one for 10 minutes, one for 20 and one for 30. Raw Umber tutor Lizet Dingemans will be doing an online demonstration next to the video and will be giving hints and tips in the live chat.

Times:

8pm BST
9pm Italy
5pm NYC
11AM LA

Tickets: £5
Book online at https://rawumberstudios.com/events/manko-an-online-figure-drawing-session/

Once you have registered you will be sent a link to a password-protected web page where you will be able to access the live stream at the date and time of broadcast. You will also have access to the video for 30 days after the session, and will be able to download the photographs used in the session so you can continue to work in your own time.

 

For an idea of what to expect from this session, check out the portrait session videos on Raw Umber youtube channel.

Note that this session contains nudity and is only suitable for adults.

Euan Uglow-inspired multimodel life drawing

As a theme for one of our summer life drawing sessions, we thought we should embrace the heat and get completely naked for a change.

This time we are inspired by a figurative British artist, Euan Uglow (1932–2000).

Predominantly a painter of the human figure, Uglow always worked directly from life. His method was meticulous, involving a great deal of measuring and correction to create images that are not hyper real, but appear almost sculptural.

The measuring process was laborious and time-consuming to the point that Uglow himself joked that he began painting one model when she was engaged, was still painting when she got married and did not finish painting until she was divorced!

However, don’t worry! Art Model Collective will not bore you with academic set-ups lasting half a lifetime. You will get expressive dynamic nude poses of 10-30 mins, allowing you to focus on the measurement in Uglow’s style… or just to draw in your own favourite style as usual.

His paintings have a simplicity that seems to grow in character thanks to the nature of the poses. This time expect a very low key, yet visually accurate set-up with a variety of poses that will remind you why Uglow is a painter particularly admired by painters and art students alike.

£15 admission on the door.

Bar, evocative soundtrack, like-minded group of creatives, at Underdog Gallery – a perfect location just a few minute walk from London Bridge station.

We’ll have free art materials courtesy of GreatArt sponsorship for spontaneously visiting artists, but as always, please bring your favourite tools.

Chairs and drawing boards provided, some easels and table spaces available.

All levels welcome.

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In case you wish to take up the challenge of Euan Uglow’s tribute, let’s look more into his method of working.

“Uglow preferred that his canvas be a square, a golden rectangle, or a rectangle of exact root value.

He then carried out careful measurements at every stage of painting, a method Coldstream had imparted to him and which is identified with the painters of the Euston Road School. 

Standing before the subject to be painted, Uglow registered measurements by means of a metal instrument of his own design (derived from a modified music stand); with one eye closed and with the arm of the instrument against his cheek, keeping the calibrations at a constant distance from the eye, the artist could take the measure of an object or interval to compare against other objects or intervals he saw before him. 

Such empirical measurements enable an artist to paint what the eye sees without the use of conventional perspective. 

The surfaces of Uglow’s paintings carry many small horizontal and vertical markings, where he recorded these coordinates so that they could be verified against reality.”