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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A quick study of Ruben Deanda, my Figure Drawing 1 Professor ( and a student)

i did this as part of a gift for his retirement. I learned so much from him and am indebted to him! I will put up a link to his site whenever he gets it running ! took about 20-30 mins..


Emerson said...

I remember seeing this. It definitely resembles him alot. :D


That's him! Thank you so much for posting this. I am actually searching for a way to contact Ruben. I was one of his students 22 years ago in San Diego and wanted to tell him what an impact he had on my development as an illustrator.

It looks like he is teaching at Academy of Art University?

Mavi said...

I am saddened to inform that Ruben has passed away, after a long fight with cancer. Please pray for his wife, son Israel, and his 3 grandchildren he left behind. We will miss him so much. - His long time neighbor and friend.

The Art of Kevin Wueste said...

Mavi, thank you for the note, Ruben's wife shared this news with me via a note 3 days after his passing. I was blessed to have him as a wonderful teacher and good friend.


Kristen Schwartz said...

Wow. I am so sorry to hear about Ruben. Kevin - It is because of you that I was able to contact him after so many years and tell him just how much he meant to me as a teacher. Although I did not get to see him again, I am so thankful I got back in touch with him. Thank you so much. My thoughts goes out to his family.