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Portrait Drawing Session 01-20-18 by Miconi

Portrait Drawing Session at Weber State University

I had the opportunity to attend another weekly drawing session up at Weber State University. This session was a clothed figure of an older lady so I decided to do a portrait drawing session of her. When you see things through the eyes of an artist, you get to see beauty in more things than what …

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Weber State Figure Drawing Session

Weber State Figure Drawing Session

Quite some time ago I used to attend live Weber State figure drawing session. Live sessions give you opportunities to analyze a figure in ways that are impossible to do with a photo. You can see subtleties like light refracting through the skin adding a red hue. You can see folds in the skin and …

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Figure drawing for Figure Drawing Fundamentals Course by Adam Miconi

Figure Drawing Fundamentals Course | Learn to Draw People

Figure Drawing Fundamentals Learn To Draw The Figure | In-depth Training Course Not long ago I posted my biggest tutorial I have ever released. I’ve made a few sections of it available for free such as the How To Sharpen Charcoal Pencils I’m hoping that all this helps you get started in bettering your drawing skills …

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Neck Study with digital charcoal in Procreate app by Adam Miconi

How to Draw a Neck with Digital Charcoal in Procreate

How to Draw a Neck in Procreate on the iPad Pro. I’ve been doing a few studies in Procreate lately and this is a rendering of the neck. The point of these studies is first to get comfortable in Procreate as I’m trying to move further into digital drawing. I picked up an iPad Pro …

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Charcoal skull drawing for Should I Go To Art School post

Should I go to art school?

Should I go to art school? First you need to understand that any type of education you go for is a commitment, not just a want. You can’t do it when the motivation hits you, it’s more of a dedication than a motivation. You need to ask yourself, do you truly want to be an …

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Oil painting study of a hand making a fist by Adam Miconi

A Few Painting Studies

I created a few painting studies that I wanted to share with you. The Lion painting study was designed, then applied to illustration board and then painted in gouache. I took a photo of a lion (I can’t remember where I got the image. I go to the zoo a lot so I can’t remember …

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Head sculpture of an older man in clay three quarters view by Adam Miconi

Clay Head Sculpture

When I was in college, one of the projects that we had was to make a clay head sculpture. The more I worked on the project the more I realized it looked like a previous neighbor I had so I nicknamed the character Gary. When his wife came over and saw the sculpture, she actually …

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Woman's portrait final in charcoal by Adam Miconi

Woman’s Portrait in Charcoal

In this post, I will show you a basic process of drawing a woman’s portrait in charcoal. When I begin a portrait I like to use vine charcoal which is a very soft charcoal made from a willow. It is a very forgiving medium, if you want to adjust some proportions you simply run a …

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Arm and triceps charcoal drawing study by Adam Miconi

Charcoal Studies on Newsprint

Charcoal Studies on Newsprint Just a few quick charcoal studies on newsprint. I cover a few various subjects and different techniques for the charcoal but it fulfills the point of charcoal studies on newsprint. Arm Focus Crosshatch in Charcoal Here I wanted to do a fairly quick study focusing on the triceps and forearm. This was done in …

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