Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Chiaroscuro as a foundation for contemporary style.

It is always very important to know the rules so you can break them. Ride the line of language and chaos to form your own style. Bring your energy and ability to balance in order to fulfill the intention.

I was asked today to share some very academic work based on the drawing theory of Chiaroscuro. The play of light and dark.

These pieces are from classes that drastically changed my approach to art. How I see the world. And how I have made every pieces since then.

My personal style does not reek of academic rendering, more of a love for line and appreciation for that energy. Every lesson is valuable in your own Practice.

Chiaroscuro Portrait by Forest Stearns Draweverywhere
Chiaroscuro Master Study by Forest Stearns Draweverywhere
Chiaroscuro Master Study by Forest Stearns Draweverywhere
Chiaroscuro Master Study by Forest Stearns Draweverywhere
Chiaroscuro Plaster Cast Study by Forest Stearns Draweverywhere 

Chiaroscuro Plaster Cast Study by Forest Stearns Draweverywhere
Chiaroscuro Plaster Cast Study by Forest Stearns Draweverywhere 

Chiaroscuro Head Drawing by Forest Stearns Draweverywhere 

Chiaroscuro Head Drawing by Forest Stearns Draweverywhere 
Chiaroscuro Figure Drawing by Forest Stearns Draweverywhere
Chiaroscuro Figure Drawing by Forest Stearns Draweverywhere
Chiaroscuro Figure Drawing by Forest Stearns Draweverywhere
Chiaroscuro Head Drawing Detail by Forest Stearns Draweverywhere 

Chiaroscuro Cloth Study by Forest Stearns Draweverywhere 
Chiaroscuro Cloth Study by Forest Stearns Draweverywhere 
Chiaroscuro Cloth Study by Forest Stearns Draweverywhere 
Chiaroscuro Head Drawing by Forest Stearns Draweverywhere 
Chiaroscuro Head Drawing by Forest Stearns Draweverywhere 
Chiaroscuro Head Drawing by Forest Stearns Draweverywhere 
Chiaroscuro Basic Shapes of Form by Forest Stearns Draweverywhere 
Chiaroscuro Basic Shapes of Form by Forest Stearns Draweverywhere 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Exciting collection of work for lecture on collaboration, By Forest Stearns

Forest Steans in the studio

Sculptural Painting, Installation @ Freespace SF, Chilling with Michael Covington


BPG Mural Final Concepts


Encounters,  Live Art at Chabot Space Center with Carmen Olson 

Portland Alpha, Photo by Arian Stevens 
Alpha Speculator, Photo by Arian Stevens

Practice Gratitude, Silkscreen Limited Edition Print
Pacific Festival X deviantART Live Art Progress, Irvine CA
Animural Right,  Commission Mural,  Morningstar Clothing Arcata

Animural Middle,  Commission Mural,  Morningstar Clothing Arcata


Alma rEvolution, Multimedia CD Cover 


Artistic Adventures, Apparel deviantART
Words To Live By, Hand Lettering


Camp Grounded Rules, Digital Detox



Back Tattoo, Acrylic Concept Commission

Microsoft Hummingbirds, TV Commercial Animations Concepts



deviantART Redraw Website Launch landing page illustration 

Equis, Acrylic Commission 


Family Portrait, Commission 
Nerdy Bird, deviantART Redraw beta test illustration

Ninja Turtle for Meltdown Comics X deviantART


Art Not Bombs, Apparel Design deviantART
Octo Practice, Collection of Angelo Sotira deviantART

Mission Commute, Collaboration Acrylic with Daniel Herlihy 
Realistic Wasp,  deviantARTmuro beta testing 

Recorded/Animated Illustration for deviantART X Microsoft IE9 Commercial


The End of an Era, Multimedia over Silkscreen

The Look, Acrylic Multimedia

The Reach, Acrylic Multimedia


This Is What Happens, Acrylic Multimedia

Top Hat, Apparel Design deviantART

Fire Festivals Voltron, Logo Commission
Walter Lee, Multimedia CD Cover 

The Yoni Eater, Burning Man Mural
Dragonpark, Oakland Chinatown, Mural at Cultural Center
Tree of Life, Commission Mural, Morningstar Clothing Arcata

Turtle Factory, Four Letters Clothing