My figure drawing began under the extraordinary guidance of Prof. Robert Kingsley at DePauw University in 1991. Nearly 25 years later it remains a vital part of my routine and development.
Drawing from life is, in my mind, not only the ultimate arena for shaping and improving the analytical aspects of eye-to-hand coordination, but also sets the stage for honing the instinctual and spontaneous actions that, in effect, make the process a performance. The economy of mark that such a performance yields is something that interests me immensely; always am I looking for ways to bring these lessons from my drawing to my painting.
Below are some highlights from the Figure Drawing Diary. For a complete, unabridged gallery, visit the Figure Drawing Diary Set on Flickr or click on one of the images below.