Costa Vavagiakis: Drawing Demonstration

Art Students League of New York
November 25, 2013

Drawing a Portrait from Life: Costa Vavagiakis

Artists Network
July 9, 2008

Drawing the Nude from Life: Costa Vavagiakis

Artists Network
July 9, 2008

Costa Vavagiakis, Instructor Snapshot

Art Students League of New York
September 30, 2010

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Drawing a Portrait from Life

Award-winning portrait and figure drawing artist Costa Vavagiakis takes portraiture beyond the basics in this drawing art workshop. Learn how to draw portraits with a thorough examination of anatomical features drawing from a live model. You'll get tips and tricks for capturing realistic facial features through shapes, line, plumb lines and other effective drawing techniques. Using graphite and white chalk on toned paper, Vavagiakis demonstrates how to capture the effects of light and shadow on a portrait in profile.| 67 min

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Drawing the Nude from Life

In this figure drawing lesson, you'll learn how to draw people from a live model. Costa Vavagiakis demonstrates where to place the figure on the paper how to use light and form to create the shapes that make up the nude figure. Moving his easel up and down, he teaches you to find the "forms that are fixed" and then build upon them and gradually become more fluid. You'll also learn how to draw using only a simple pencil, a white pastel pencil, and a kneaded eraser to create the breathtaking illusion of life. | 64 min

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