Tag Archives: South African Artist

Who is South African Artist Gerard Sekoto?

Gerard Sekoto

The Life and Art of Gerard Sekoto Gerard Sekoto was a South African artist and a musician. He is recognised as the pioneer of urban black art and social realism. His work has been exhibited in Paris, Stockholm, Venice, Washington, and Senegal, as well as in South Africa.  Let’s just take a quick look at the Zeitgeist – the time that Gerard lived. We […]

The 7 Elements of Art: Line

Using Line effectively as an Element in your Art Today’s lesson is about one of the seven elements of art – Line. A line is simply a mark that is longer than what it is wide, so it’s simple right, every line is just a point A to B, or is it? Paul Klee said […]

Who is the fantastic South African Artist Mary Sibande? And the 4 concepts you have to know to truly understand her art.

South African Artist Mary Sibande

In order for you to truly understand the artwork of Mary Sibande we need to backtrack into history a bit and I need to explain a few important concepts to you. What do you see? What work does this woman do? Is her dress African? What is her ethnicity? What colour is the dress? Why is she knitting […]

6 Steps to Drawing a Human Figure

Lillian Gray Figure Drawing Course 6 Easy Steps to Drawing a Figure

Easy Steps to Follow for Figure Drawing In this lesson, this third part of this figure drawing course,  I’m going to be breaking figure drawing down into easy-to-understand steps and I’m going to show you how to start and slowly construct the human body. These are the basic steps for starting to draw a figure. […]

Figure Drawing Course – The Various Canons

The various canons Figure Drawing Course Lillian Gray

Using the Various Canons of Human Proportion in Figure Drawing This figure drawing lesson is all about measuring the human body: how do we decide what is the correct proportions. A lot of people argue about this, some say 6 and 3/4 of a head is the length of a human body, others say it’s […]

Figure Drawing Course Outline and Introduction

Figure Drawing Course Lillian Gray

  Goal Setting and Reasons to Study Anatomy This first lesson in the figure drawing course is all about setting your goals with drawing figures: knowing exactly where you’re going and why, and also understanding why we as artists need to understand bone structure and muscles to be able to draw the human figure. Be […]

Who was the inspiring South African Artist George Pemba?

South African Artist George Pemba

George Pemba is an inspiring 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 the Grand-master of South African Art and is internationally recognized as one of South Africa’s greatest artists. His paintings depict the conditions of people living in […]