George Pemba | South African Art History

South African Artist George Pemba

South African Art History: George Pemba Hi, I am artist Lillian Gray,  and I have someone you need to meet. South African artist George Pemba!   George Pemba is an artist who defeated the stereotype that black people could not become professional painters during the Apartheid regime in South Africa. Pemba is often referred to as […]

Lesson 15  I Drawing ears

Lesson 15  I Drawing ears Watch this lesson on our YouTube Introduction Let’s just admit it,  ears actually look super weird. They look frumpled up and make me think of a crumpled up cloth. We tend to think of ears as super random and I have seen many artists simply drawing little squiggles to depict […]

Lesson 14  I Drawing the mouth

Lesson 14  I Drawing the mouth Watch this lesson on our YouTube Channel Introduction Like the eyes, the mouth can convey a lot of emotion; happiness, sadness, excitement, and disgust. Drawing mouths can be tricky since everyone’s mouth is different. The shapes also change as the facial expression changes. So for this lesson, we are […]

Lesson 13 I Drawing Noses

Lesson 13  I Drawing the Nose Watch this lesson on our YouTube Channel  Introduction Noses come in many shapes and sizes, and when they are prominent, they get noticed very quickly. But people get less excited about the nose than the eyes because it is much less critical to communicate emotion and facial expressions. The […]

Lesson 11 | Drawing Faces

Watch the lesson for free on our YouTube channel Lesson 11 | Drawing Faces -What is more important than reading books;  reading people’s faces. – Anis Mansour Because we spend all day looking at people, we are very aware when something is a little off in a portrait drawing or painting. Artist Lillian Gray shows you […]

Lesson 10 | Contour Drawing

10 Lesson Contour Drawing by Lillian Gray

Watch the lesson for free on our YouTube channel Lesson 10 | Contour Drawing  -A drawing is simply a dot going for a walk – Paul Klee  What is contour drawing?  contour (n.)  1660s, a term in painting and sculpture, from French contour “circumference, outline,” from Italian and Medieval Latin contornear “to go around”  The […]

Lesson 09 | Gesture Drawing – Movement

09 Lesson Gesture Drawing -Movement by Lillian Gray

Watch this lesson for free on our YouTube channel  What is gesture drawing?  Gesture refers to the movement between things. It captures the flowing movement. This movement connects contours, forms and tones. A gesture drawing is a laying in of the : rhythm, flow, motion, action, form, and pose of a model/figure. They all refer […]