The New Masters Academy Beginners Program helps aspiring artists start their artistic journey on the right foot. Your expert instructors will gently guide you to an understanding of drawing fundamentals. In this sixth lesson of the series, renowned illustrator and educator, Mark Westermoe, will teach you the time-honored practice of plaster cast drawing. You will learn about the history of the tradition, and why it’s a great way to use your understanding of basic forms to draw complex structures. Mark will conclude the lesson by bringing a drawing to full-rendered finish.
When Mark is rendering the shadow in the brutus demo I notice that he is orienting the shadow strokes at an upward 45 degree angle to the right. As I am left handed this would be difficult unless I turn the drawing or make the stroke in the opposite direction to the left. Would this be ok or should the strokes be in the same direction as shown in the video?
Does anyone know the artist he refers to when he says the psychology of seeing in the last video at 29 mins in? He says that palaska or palacos or someone with a similar name emphasized that in his work. But I tried many variations of that name and could not find anyone like that.