One of the reasons why I enjoy drawing portraits so much is the pseudo social bond you develop with the subject. Its all about portraying their deepest and most intimate personality traits trough their facial features, shapes, and shadows. When I was learning how to draw portraiture, I used to have arguments all the timeContinue reading

My Heart

My heart is but a fishing bobber:Pallid and crimson, split in color.When casted from pole, to sea, or lakeor pond, perhaps. Floating uneasy atop the drift, To billow in ripple; bobbing over forgotten wakes. To reel it in would be a lost causeBecause one would save a thing if it were drowningBut for what? For what?To saveContinue reading “My Heart”

The Stories Behind Dayton’s Masterpieces

The Stories Behind Dayton’s Masterpieces In the Dayton Art Institute, the historical treasures hanging for all to see not only display the artists masterwork, but reveal a glimpse of that era’s contribution towards the growth and prosperity of the human race; stories that, if attempted to be written down, could not carry the magnitude ofContinue reading “The Stories Behind Dayton’s Masterpieces”

How to build an accurate picture of who I am through color.

First,you start with a sketch of an ignorant prejudice of who I am.Then, add my experiences and life lessons I’ve learned.Apply my talents, my strengths, and the shadows of my weaknesses. Define my strong sense of self, pride, and individuality. Blend them in imperatively with my experiences.Lock in a stable home-life and an optimistic perspective on life.

Commissioned Art

Many of the world’s great works of art exist today because someone commissioned them. According to Wikipedia, The Roman Coliseum for example, was commissioned by Emperor Vespasian. Public statuary was widespread, depicting mythical and heroic figures. The frieze that is carved into the Marcus Column, located at the Campus Martius, depicts the figure of Victory,Continue reading “Commissioned Art”