July 26, 2019.Reading time 10 minutes.
What is represented the acronym G.R.A.V.I.T.Y. is the framework for understanding not just the drawing of the human form but mastery of draughtsmanship in total. (G) Umbrellas the Gestalt or Gesture, Ghosting, as used by Renaissance Masters including Michelangelo as a gestural method, Gridding as a proportional add, Grounding or relating the figure to the […]
June 20, 2019.Reading time 5 minutes.
In 1349 a group of Florentine artists formed a society for the study of the chemistry of colors, the mathematics of composition, etc., and that among these studies was the science of motion. Rhythm has been the movement of the Universe since time begin. There is rhythm in the movement of the sea and tides […]
June 17, 2019.Reading time 3 minutes.
INCIDENTS along the boundary of the enclosure let the draughtsman know something structurally significant has occurred. An INCIDENT is taking place that requires a determination from the draughtsman as to its cause. These Incidents result from Intersections, Interlocks, Insertions, Intervals or a combination thereof. They need to be understood by the draftsman; they describe how […]
June 6, 2019.Reading time less than 1 minute.
Michael Mentler is the master behind the Society of Figurative Arts, subscribe to his YouTube channel for drawing process videos and tips!
July 12, 2018.Reading time 7 minutes.
G is the first letter in our acronym for the elements of disegno, it represents the starting point or staging of the drawing process. The phases or stages of the disegno process involve; Grounding, Grid, Ghosting, Gauging, Geometrics, and the Gestalt. These are essential elements of a holistic architectonic approach to drawing in the true […]