Ted Part II - about 10 minutes with a little work when I got home..
Ted Part II - about 5 minutes.
Ted and Jeffrey 2 minute gestures.
Same as above..
Same as above..
From a walk-in figure group in San Francisco - I think MCCLA in the Mission - great pose!
Classes have begun and I have great new students who want to learn and celebrate the figure and forms! I have been helping my teacher and good friend Henry Yan this week in some of his classes ( yes, the dreaded Substitute teacher!) - but the students have been great and welcoming to the tall, excitable teacher! The above are ( except for the last drawing) some excerpts from my classes this past week and a bit..
My final day painting of Jeny. A lovely model - and fun to draw and paint her. This was part of the Kerry Dunn ( a dude) Studio Incamminati workshop I took with my Mom in Tampa Florida. We had a blast and enjoyed getting to know all the students and Mr Dunn! It was held at the Santaella Cigar Factory at studios run by Kerry Vosler (woman).
This is a progression from my block-in to the final work.. I hope you enjoy looking!
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Welcome to Kevin Wueste's Figure Drawing and Painting Art Blog!
I began this blog to share my passion ( obsession) with becoming the best figure draw-er/painter I can be and to track my development as a draftsman and painter. - and -- to show friends, family, students and clients what I am up to. If you are studying figure drawing and painting and find frustrations ( and moments of triumph), you are in the same boat as me and I hope you will find hope/empathy/humor/support in what I have produced here.. I encourage any comments and notes to me directly and will do my best to answer any questions you may have. Good luck to you and thank you for stopping by!
If you are having a bad day - draw more! if you paintings are not getting where you want them to be - draw better.. the painting comes it seems to me but the drawing truly matters before the painting ever will!
I am now teaching in the Foundations and Ilustration Departments at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. Stop by and say hello!
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"There's nothing better than discovering, to your own astonishment, what you're meant to do. It's like falling in love." - Mike Nichols –
I am now 5 years into my classically-oriented art education. I have three years at the Academy of Art in San Francisco - having studied there with Ruben Deanda, Henry Yan, Zhaoming Wu and Tomutsu Takeshima and Tae Park among such great teachers. I have studied the GCA in NYC and with Rob Liberace, Michael Grimaldi, Hope Railey as well as master Glen Orbik down at CAI.. I spent a rewarding year with Anthony Ryder in NM - 2009-10. The fall of 2010 took me to the Guild Atelier in beautiful and wacky Brooklyn - studying w/ Camie Davis. I work hard and want to be as great a painter and draftsman as I can be. Drawing and painting people is probably my favorite thing to do.. I grew up in Washington, DC and spent 15 working in Seattle for Microsoft
I am now an Instructor at the Academy of Art. The energy is great and I hope my students see how much their success matters to me. They probably have no idea ( unless they hunt this down and read it!).
Anthony Ryder, Ted Seth Jacobs, Berni Wrightson, Rich Corben, Rodin, Camille Claudel, Crewsdon (photog), Ron Meuck ( sculptor)
Rembrandt, Jacob Collins, Robert Liberace, Patrcia Watwood, Henry Yan, Zhaoming Wu, Michael Mattesi ( Force Drawing - check out his book!) Juliet Aristides, Charles Reid, Burton Silverman, Frank Frazetta, Rob McGinnis, Ruben De Anda(!), Richard Schmid ( check out his book "Alla Prima" - amazing! William Merritt Chase, John Singer Sargent, Adrian Gottlieb, Camie Davis, Nick Hiltner, Doug Flynt, Alex Kanevsky, Adam Hughes, Milt Kobayashi, Charles Gnass, Charles Dana Gibson, William Merritt Chase.. wait is Norman Rockwell on this list ??? !!! - more to list soon!