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Murals of Montreal


Dan dos Santos

I had the pleasure of visiting Montreal this past week, and got to spend some time roaming the wonderful city and visiting some fellow artists. Aside from the vibrant nightlife, beautiful museums, and absolutely drool worthy comic shops, my greatest pleasure was taking in some of the incredible murals that decorate the entire city. Like most big cities, Montreal has murals painted on a lot of random walls. But unlike other cities, Montreal constantly encourages new…

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Anatomy of the Figurative Armature


Ron Lemen

August 11, 2018 - Believe it or not, the goal of figure drawing is to have the information you need to make art regardless of having reference or not and having information to dissect the reference you do have and use.  In addition, the information you learn helps you make intelligent, and tasteful decisions in posing your figures as well as what to use and what to leave out of the pose when time to execute on the final illustration. Armature is a term I use a lot, as I liken it to the wire frame designed beneath the clay of a sculpture, or the grid space used to design the picture matrix.  This armature is made up of 8 generic parts that make up the whole of a pose.  These parts are used together to design every pose…

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