Color Study after Zhaoming Wu

August 10th, 2014 No comments

zhaoming wu color study

Side by side comparison of the original and my color study. The original has more of a yellow, warm tone. Especially in the sky. The yellows in the middle field are also greener. Even though I didn’t quite get the color notes right, it was still a powerful learning experience.

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Free Color Workshop

August 4th, 2014 No comments

This free color class is presented by Chris Legaspi on the Draw With Chris Livestream Channel. Chris is a painter, professional illustrator and instructor in Los Angeles.

Class Outline:

1. Properties of Color Lecture

2. Color Study Exercise: Color Study after Nathan Fowkes #1

3. Color Study Exercise: Color Study after Nathan Fowkes #2

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Spring 2014 Available Classes

March 25th, 2014 No comments

If you like my work and want to take your art to the next level, then study with me this coming Spring term. I’ll be teaching classes at Gnomon in Hollywood, both on-campus and online. And I’ll be teaching a new watercolor sketching class @ 3 Kicks Studio in Pasadena. See links below for more information. Hope to see you in class!

Gnomon Classes

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Spring term begins Monday April 7, 2014


3 Kicks Studio Classes

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Spring 2014 term begins Monday April 7, 2014

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IFX Magazine Figure Series Part 2

February 10th, 2014 No comments

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Part 2 of my figure drawing series for Imagine FX Magazine. This article is about rendering/shading the figure from life. I’m happy with how it turned out and the information is pretty powerful. Click here to order online.

[Tutorial] How to Sketch a Watercolor Portrait

January 8th, 2014 No comments

[Tutorial] How to Sketch a Figure in Color

December 23rd, 2013 No comments

[Sketchbook] Figure Sketches From Life – 2 minute poses

December 22nd, 2013 No comments

From life drawing workshop @ Gnomon School. 2 minute poses. Pen, marker and white pencil on toned paper. More after the jump.

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NEW 6 Part Series in Imagine FX Magazine

November 18th, 2013 No comments

imagine fx magazine dec 2013 chris legaspi

I’ve authored a new, 6 part series on figure drawing that will appear in Imagine FX magazine. The first article in the series begins with gesture, which is the foundation of my figure drawing philosophy.

The Decemeber 2013 issue is out now in selected stores. To order online, visit the publishers website: