Saturday, March 13, 2021


I have not been good at keeping things up to date here. I am going to try to be little better. For more frequent updates please check out my Patreon page at Nothing there is behind a pay or account wall but the option is there to support me if you think my content is worth something. I post there weekly. 

I have done some major overhauling of my website in the past year. There is still a long way to go before it is where I would like it to be but I am happy with the way it is coming along. Check it out at

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Monday, April 20, 2020

Shape Dolls and Emotion - Sad

The last set I posted were all happy so here are some sad ones.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Moving in arcs around points

The legs on DaVinci's Vitruvian Man man show the arc idea a little. Andrew Loomis' diagram in Figure Drawing For All It's Worth is more thorough (page 33). Loomis' diagram is the inspiration for my version. 

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Drawing Shape Dolls

The dolls are available for sale here

Monday, March 2, 2020

New Shape Dolls for Sale

New Shape Dolls are now up for sale here!
I changed the name from Proportion Dolls to Shape Dolls. Shape is simpler, shorter, and  more common word. I also think it describes their purpose better.  Check out my videos for examples of how they are used.
I am selling them as a kit and as a pair.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Reilly Head

I haven't played with this diagram in a while and it was fun to revisit it.

Frank Reilly was an instructor at the Art Student's League in the 1940's, 50's and 60's. He made diagrams that showed rhythms in the face and body that can be followed to keep the parts of a figure drawing interconnected rather than disconnected pieces.
The most common version I've found is Fred Fixler's version. 

I have a longer write up about this diagram posted on my Patreon page.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Shape Heads

It's easy to get lost in the details of a face and lose the big picture. Big shapes make it easier to see how the features relate to one another. 
The faces in this post are referenced from Face it: A Visual Reference for Multi-Ethnic Facial Modeling