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Using the View Frame En Plein Air - A guest post

There are many ways View Frame can help the artist build a foundation for a drawing or a painting. In this post, artist Katie Prior shares her process for making a painting en plein air. Using the View Frame, en plain air,...

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Making a Bouguereau master copy with the Miira App for iOS

Until recently, I didn't have the courage to try making a master copy of a William Adolphe Bouguereau painting. I had passing thoughts, but that's all. It just seemed too difficult. Trying to copy his complex forms and paint beautifully translucent skin seemed, quite...

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Finding and Correcting Drawing Mistakes with the Miira App for iOS

A few weeks ago, I began a portrait drawing demonstration for a class I teach at my studio school, The Conservatory for Classical Art (classical art.org). Using the Miira app, I began by capturing an image of the model from my...

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Drawing the Portrait using View Frame

When I studied with Ted Seth Jacobs at his school in Central France, I learned a systematic approach to drawing from direct observation, or rather, drawing from life. He taught me how to begin the drawing by building an "envelope" around...

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