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351: Drawing Like Van Gogh

5 monthes ago   |   By Brad Teare

LEARNING to replicate the energy of your drawings in your paintings is one of the most productive advances you can make in painting. In my recent Gumrod video I show how the drawings of Vincent Van Gogh form the essential basis for his paintings. On comparing his drawings and paintings, we see that his drawings have the same rhythmic strokes and dashes as if they are a rehearsal for the paintings. Toward the end of the video, I do a quick demo of how Van Gogh added dots, dashes, and other calligraphic strokes simultaneously creating linear detail and value.
Van Gogh used a reed pen on...
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