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My studio is in a Gallery space on Division Street in Chicago. Every Tuesday night we have a figure drawing session. I went from going to it to now running it. Its uninstructed, I have way more to learn before I can teach. But I wanted to share what goes on. I've been going ever since I got back from Revelations 08. I had a revelation of sorts that life drawing needed to part of my life as an artist and not just some class that was required in school.
I also want to thank Dan Dos Santos for turning me onto the the 10 minute paintings which I started doing when I got back from the Illustration Master Class last summer.
The session is about 2 hours so my longest pose here is from 40-50 min. I break out the paints for the 10 min, 20 min and hour poses.
thanks for looking – Aaron Miller
Last edited by aaronmiller; September 20th, 2009 at 09:38 AM.
very nice quick painting, you are very skillful.
Stuff looks awesome! You rock!
The handling of paint blows my mind off, I didn't know it's possible to work so fast with oils. I think there's some minor wonkyness in foreshortened legs in some of them though. On the two last reclining figures, the bent knee joints look like they fold like an empty tube more than solid limbs. The feet look small too in the earlier one. But excuse the nitpicks, it's an inspiring thread and makes me wish I had more time to experiment with oils. Keep up the good work!
I am amazed that your able to get such structure down with paints in 10 minutes. very awesome ... you should take it on the road, do portraits for people on the street you'd make a killing and it would save on getting models lol
My coffee is never strong enough and sleep is always an option
though i'll also try to get those hands and feet in there in the 10 minutes i have as well.
i think Andrew Jones did that through Europe, but since I run the sessions the models are free for me. and i have thought about getting some friends to pose to add to the collection of quick portraits.
all in good time. i'll keep adding to this page and we'll see.
This is amazing, looks like you have some Freud's influence there.
Noah! it was great meeting you as well. What an awesome event. I'll get to an update ASAP. look for about a dozen or more incoming later this week. Its nice to know that these help folks out. I'm also looking forward to the possibility of spending more than on hour on a life painting soon.
What an immense and great output!
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Hey Aaron, I just wanted to say your paintings are beautiful and your illustrations are amazing. I'm also from Chicago and I have wanted to go to your life drawing sessions for a while now, but with school, conflicting schedules have held me back. I'll hopefully see you during Christmas break.
Just figured I'd stop creeping and say hello,