When TheGreatNude.TV was first launched in 2007, the idea was to recreate famous “Great Nudes” from art history as a television series. Produced over 12 years ago inside Jeffrey’s tiny Hell’s Kitchen studio with early Digital Video technology, this experimental episode has publisher/artist Jeffrey Wiener taking on the challenge of recreating Gustav Courbet’s Bacchante in […]
Daniel Maidman, one of TheGreatNude Invitational’s exhibiting artists, spent the weekend attending our drawing workshops and attending our Sketch Party. During his drawing marathon, Daniel answers questions as he sketched from our two models that evening, about his approach to drawing the live nude. Watch these and other videos and articles at https://thegreatnude.tv
This last October, on a crisp autumn evening, a handful of figurative artists gathered in a lushly renovated brownstone on a tree-lined street in upper Harlem. Janet A Cook, Costa Vavagiakis, Patricia Watwood, and Jeffrey Wiener joined Leah Poller, the host of this Halloween-inspired drawing event which featured model Sarah Schoofs as our Shaman guide. This intimate […]
TheGreatNude is now offering a mobile “Drawing Salon” to promote and support Galleries and Art Events that feature Figurative Artists. A well-produced Drawing Salon in your gallery is a fresh, creative way to bring new collectors into your space and introduce them to artists you represent. A Drawing Salon in your gallery offers your own Collectors […]
I was the Host at SIP&SKETCH at Cherî, Harlem, drawing with a pad and pencil, offering tips to guests on LifeDrawing with the nude Life Model, and showing what can be done with an iPad or Mobile Device. Here’s a video Mashup of my work that night.
In this episode of Sketch Sessions, publisher/artist Jeffrey Wiener takes on the challenge of recreating Gustav Courbet’s Bacchante in pencil with a live model in the studio. The challenge of the figure is not the end of this video. Watch the whole video to see the landscape portion get created.
Figure Drawing at The MET (for Mobile Devices) • December 6, 2015 – 2-4pm • Instructor: Jeffrey Wiener • This Class will use the figurative sculptures at the MET to teach basic techniques for sketching the Figure using several popular APPS. Students will learn how to Draw and Paint on their devices, and how to […]
TheGreatNude presents A Celebration of Life Drawing November 12-15, 2015 An Exhibition of Figurative Artworks with Life Drawing Events Jay Gould Townhouse • 179 Sullivan Street, New York, New York Exhibiting: Sherry Camhy, Janet A. Cook, Leah Poller, John Wellington, Jeffrey Wiener Join us for a weekend of art inspired by Life Drawing as five […]
This drawing workshop is designed to teach any student how to use the iPad (or any other mobile device) to do quick figurative studies from the live model. Students will also be taught several specific drawing techniques that will allow them to create final, polished drawings and paintings for print that are suitable for sale. […]
This is our first session together and I am working with the iPad to do some quick sketches, chat, and get acquainted with each other. I spent an hour working on these three drawings. I started with a portrait of Sweet Pea’s face, then did two quick 20 minute sketches of her seated on a […]
In my iPad class on September 16th, I began a sketch of our model in a reclining pose, which I continued to work on for several days. I am using the iPad Air, and the APP Procreate, with a Wacom “Bamboo” stylus.
Here’s my demonstration during last Tuesday’s class, a “Charcoal drawing on white paper” created on the iPad with Procreate. Our model this evening is the exuberant Anna. To learn how to draw like this on YOUR iPAD: https://thegreatnude.tv/ipadart Music produced by Billy White for TheGreatNude.tv
I joined the staff and guests of ARTSY.net for a Sketch MeetUp. I’ve been looking for a chance to use the APP Procreate to create a video from a LIVE Life Drawing class. This is my first experience trying to keep pace with a series of 5, 10 and 20 minute poses.
Back at ARTSY’s headquarters for another Sketch MeetUp, where I can work with my favorite APP: Procreate. Tonight’s model was a lovely Italian woman named Izaskun. I created this video with several short poses and one long pose at the end.
Above: Sketches #1, #2 and #3 I joined the staff and guests of ARTSY.net for a Sketch MeetUp. I’ve been looking for a chance to use the APP Procreate to create a video from a LIVE Life Drawing class. This is my first experience trying to keep pace with a series of 5, 10 and […]
In this video, I’m drawing the male nude in a series of 10-15 minute poses. I’m using the iPad Air, the APP Procreate, and a Wacom stylus. This model is lean and sinewy. I am using a rough cross-hatch technique for a rhythmic feel on the playback of the video.
In 2008, with the launch of TheGreatNude, we set about “recreating” famous Nudes to generate a some of our first videos. Here’s a re-release of one of our first of those videos, a Life-painting session where we attempt to recreate Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus” with my guest, italian artist Giorgio Casu. This is HANDY CAM pre-HD […]