Jon deMart Featured on Suggested Donation Podcast

Jon is featured on Episode 24 of the Suggested Donation podcast. From their website:

We are pleased to announce the release of our latest installment of Suggested Dontation Podcast, a conversation with acclaimed artist, teacher and now author, Jon DeMartin. We had a blast speaking with Tony’s studio neighbor and friend Jon. We covered baseball, his training with Michael Aviano, the elusive Ketchup Bottle painting, Baldassarre Franceschini and of course his new book: Drawing Atelier, The Figure. You can learn more about Jon, see his work and order his book through his website: www.jondemartin.com . We hope that you enjoy the discussion! As always thanks to the great Jay Braun, the Grand Central Atelier, and especially all of you who continue to listen and send positive comments, feedback and emails! 

Pencil Kings: Jon deMartin on Classical Figure Drawing Technique

Experienced artist Jon deMartin explains the many benefits of classical figure drawing techniques in this podcast.

“Learning how to draw geometric shapes first is incredibly important. If you can’t draw a cylinder coming towards you, then you’re not going to be able to draw an arm coming towards you.”
– Jon deMartin

For experienced artist and tutor, Jon deMartin, the classical figure drawing techniques of studying from life and sculptures are still the best.

And, in this week’s podcast, he explains why studying basic geometric shapes  and learning through observation will always give you better results than drawing from photographs.