Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Lon Haverly videos

I've known Lon from an oline forum I frequent these last few years. He's drawn literally thousands of portraits from live models -- a wealth of experience any of us would envy, as models are usually hard to come by.

Lon was in business drawing portraits in a mall for many years. Talk about pressure. He had to get it right every time. Later, he had his own public television show. I never saw the show, as it was not available in my area, but I assume these Google videos are actual clips from the program.

Be sure to visit his website as well.

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Monday, August 06, 2007

Aldo Balding Demo

Aldo Balding hails from Kingston Surrey, England. I first heard of him in 2003 when he burst onto the Strokes of Genius portrait artist forum, and declared the American artists to be "absurd" for their excessive flattery of their sitters.

He was right, of course, but made few friends in the process.

A skilled portraitist, his website, and his blog chronical his ongoing quest for honesty in portraiture.

Here's a recent demo he posted on WetCanvas.

Thanks to A B Alding (I'm not kidding) for submitting this oil portrait demo. :)

UPDATE: Here's another one by Aldo

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