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    "Painterly" Drawings

    I was hoping you could give me examples of more painterly drawings. Some artists that immediately come to mind are Henry Yan and Zhaoming Wu. I absolutely love this style.

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    Painterly is just a word to describe the use of lost edges and an emphasis on tone over line.

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    Love Henry Yan's work - I had him as instructor for two semesters in school, watching him work was amazing. He sharpens his charcoal pencils to perfection for that kind of quality!

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    Amazing stuff. Thanks for introducing me to Yan's work. Love the shadows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saramel View Post
    Love Henry Yan's work - I had him as instructor for two semesters in school, watching him work was amazing. He sharpens his charcoal pencils to perfection for that kind of quality!
    How is his teaching? I might have the opportunity to go to a workshop he is doing and I was wondering if it was worth it.

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    thanks Jacob etc

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    I have his book and his work is incredible. Very inspiring.

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    Yeah I've read his book, too. It's great. I'll hopefully take figure painting with him next semester.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Kobryn View Post
    Yeah I've read his book, too. It's great. I'll hopefully take figure painting with him next semester.
    You met the guy? That's amazing. Some of the Ateliers programs really impress me, even on the east coast side of the US. But the Watts Atelier is pretty well known from Cali as well. I think there was one in New Hampshire but I believe it has closed down. Boston and Montreal are the closest ones and probably more expensive. Unless I do this on my own with those books on ateliers art and Yan's book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alternative View Post
    How is his teaching? I might have the opportunity to go to a workshop he is doing and I was wondering if it was worth it.
    Well, I loved him as a teacher - he can be a little quiet, but his demonstrations just leave you speachless. I would recommend it, he really stresses mapping out the figure with sight measuring and angles, and I find that even at life drawing sessions I go to now (almost 7 years after my first class with him), I still use many of his techniques (and definitely his recommended charcoal pencils and sharpening methods.) Plus, I think he's a very funny guy, but maybe I have an odd sense of humor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilgrim1099 View Post
    You met the guy? That's amazing. Some of the Ateliers programs really impress me, even on the east coast side of the US. But the Watts Atelier is pretty well known from Cali as well. I think there was one in New Hampshire but I believe it has closed down. Boston and Montreal are the closest ones and probably more expensive. Unless I do this on my own with those books on ateliers art and Yan's book.
    I haven't actually met him, but he teaches at The Academy of Art in SF which is where I study. He actually teaches a figure drawing workshop on Saturdays but I work on Saturdays so I've never been able to go.

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    When I purchased Henry Yan's book off Amazon I contacted him because he offered to autograph copies upon request and had a small conversation. I really hope he puts more books out and videos because his work is amazing.

    I think I was the first reviewer of his book on Amazon when the first editions were on there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Kobryn View Post
    I haven't actually met him, but he teaches at The Academy of Art in SF which is where I study. He actually teaches a figure drawing workshop on Saturdays but I work on Saturdays so I've never been able to go.
    You don't by any chance know if that is one of the workshops open to alumni, do you? I'm trying to plan a trip down there, and I was thinking I'd hit up the workshops, but if he's teaching one, I'm there!

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    I took Henry Yan's book with me to a local figure drawing class. Showed it off a bit. A few weeks later, almost everyone had their own copy! I would love to take one of his classes some day.

    Glen Orbik has a similar style:





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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Kobryn View Post
    I haven't actually met him, but he teaches at The Academy of Art in SF which is where I study. He actually teaches a figure drawing workshop on Saturdays but I work on Saturdays so I've never been able to go.
    You're very fortunate to be living near that workshop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arshes Nei View Post
    When I purchased Henry Yan's book off Amazon I contacted him because he offered to autograph copies upon request and had a small conversation. I really hope he puts more books out and videos because his work is amazing.

    I think I was the first reviewer of his book on Amazon when the first editions were on there?
    I got a copy of his paperback book about three years ago. It was WORTH it. Anything with Ateliers style figure art or 'painterly' drawing techniques similar to Yan's, I would snap up for my collection and inspiration. In a way, Yan's style, I believe, is also inspired by Sargent's paint strokes to a degree.

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    William Maughan comes to mind. His book on drawing heads is an excellent resource: http://www.amazon.com/Artists-Comple...der_0823003590

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saramel View Post
    You don't by any chance know if that is one of the workshops open to alumni, do you? I'm trying to plan a trip down there, and I was thinking I'd hit up the workshops, but if he's teaching one, I'm there!
    Well you could always just go to the workshop and not sign in. I doubt that he would notice, especially because those workshops get PACKED. Do you want me to send you the time and room number? And let me clarify that the AAU meaning of workshop is like "drop in figure drawing with teacher available if you want to ask questions." It's not like he actually teaches a class. He'd probably give you some instruction if you asked, though.

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    Wow I had not seen Nathan Fowkes' work before. It is so gorgeous and expressive. Love the thread

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