Drawings, Styles, and More – Los Angeles Gallery of Art K.L. Britton Teresa Oaxaca Drawing Video Review East Oaks Studio

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This is a large, 12″ by 18″ drawing on a beautiful toned blue paper that I got from Top’s Art Supplies here in Koreatown.  I love the paper so much I wanted to have some for home and some for the studio, but I’ve left most of it at the studio for now.  I have been trying to get my hands on every painting and drawing video or workshop I can lately, and after being thwarted (Joseph Todorovich’s workshop full, Ramon Hurtado’s taking a break from classes)  I remembered how much I wanted to see Teresa Oaxaca’s drawing video.  Teresa’s video from East Oaks Studio is fantastic, she is great at expressing her thought process during the whole video, even the little details.  She has such an incredible sense of line and form, and her draughtsmanship is second to none in her style.  Watching her draw was awesome!

Here are some fantastic takeaways I got from the video (that I haven’t necessarily applied to my work.)

  • Use different types of lines to differentiate the background from the focal point.  Ex, use controlled straight lines for your subject, and use large and wiggly lines for a background.
  • Get your bases in within the first thirty minutes.  Things we don’t always think about right away – how will the background affect the foreground, when we’re too focused putting details in the face or eyes.  Getting the background and subject in means we can focus more on relating those two, instead of just getting stuck in one place and not being able to blend.

Over all, this video is well worth the investment.  It’s like taking one day of a workshop, a full demo, no cuts or anything, and so much information you should take notes.  Great film.

Thank you for reading!

“Portrait” male portrait charcoal on bond

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“Portrait”

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Ok ok this blog is “Daily”.  And by that I mean “Weekdays only and some weekends at my leisure” 😀

Today this drawing,  “Poise”, was sold on e-bay.  If you are considering something, I have my painting “Passion” ending tomorrow morning.  I recommend bidding before someone else does so you can get the incredible price.

Bid here on “Passion”

I have just finished a piece in my Jumeaux series, but have to wait until daylight to photograph it without glare (or with less glare, anyhow.)  I will definitely put it up tomorrow (and earlier, rather than late like I normally make my posts) 🙂

“Happy Feet” Charcoal on Bond 16×20

“Happy Feet” Charcoal on Layout Bond paper, 16×20

SOLD

In this one I wanted to capture multiple angles of the feet in a more detailed rendering.  I created loose lines to draw the attention to each foot individually, while still keeping my drawing accurate and tight.

A few Updates

I’ve got some works in progress here:

This is a more detailed portrait I’m working on.

Here is a progress picture of a now finished piece, but I have yet to take proper photos of the finished piece.  I will add that when I put it up for sale.

And finally:

“Longing”

Charcoal on layout bond

$36.00 or bid here


I wanted to capture her wistful look, as well as her full, beautiful figure.  Long pose, charcoal, on my favorite, layout bond paper, very sturdy and high quality paper.