Saturday, January 5, 2013

Another great artist

I just purchased a couple of new dvds from Northlight (http://www.northlightshop.com) and just got them a couple of days ago.  They are two demos by another great draughtsman and painter named Costa Vavagiakis.  In addition to having a totally AWESOME name, Vavagiakis is indeed an excellent master at his craft. 

The two dvds I got are simply called "Drawing a Portrait from Life" and "Drawing the Nude from Life."  Each is about a 3-hour demo condensed into nicely done 60+ minute videos showing the essentials of his technique and process of drawing from a live model.  Here are a couple of clips from each of his dvds:

Drawing a Portrait from Life

 
 
Drawing the Nude from Life

 
 
It took me a minute to realize where I had seen his work before, but I knew it looked familiar.  Sure enough, some of his work is featured in Suzanne Brooker's book Portrait Painting Atelier.  Here are a few of his pretty awesome portraits:
 
 
 
 
 
For more on the artist, check out http://www.costavavagiakis.com
 
 



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