Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Drawing-On Location 02

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This challenging subject is discussed in this video in terms of thought process and other tricks that tackle drawing on location.  Shapes and space are some topics covered.  Created on a Cintiq

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Drawing FORCE Class starting this January!

Hi Everyone,
I am starting a FORCE drawing class in January!  It has been awhile since I have run a drawing class that is open to the public. Quite frankly I have had a difficult time finding the right space and the right time to accomplish this.  Well, I have finally found a great space to run classes!   The class is limited to 15 spots.  If you are interested, please respond to this email.  All the class information is below.

Figure Drawing with FORCE!
Instructor: Mike Mattesi
Mondays, 7-10pm
12 Weeks,   (Jan 9th-March 26th)
Location: 254 shoreline hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941

Beginner to advanced students
Materials: 18x24 SMOOTH Newsprint, Caran Dache or China marker or 6B-9B lead.
15 student maximum
Cost: $550

This classed is based on the popular and inspiring brand of FORCE drawing books written by Michael.  Learn how to see, understand and draw FORCE with the use of line! During the twelve weeks of class we will be drawing from nude models.  Some exciting topics that will be covered in class are:

·      Line, and its meaning to the world of force.
·      How to translate the body’s volumes into dimensional movement.
·      Use lines of force to describe the surface of the figure’s energies. 
·      Shortcuts into the world of space.
·      Perspective, which includes one, two, three and four point perspective.
Michael Mattesi has been contributing his skills as a professional production artist on many award-winning projects and has simultaneously been instructing FORCE drawing for the last twenty years. A brief client list includes Pixar, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Walt Disney Consumer Products, Marvel Comics, Hasbro Toys, ABC, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, DreamWorks/PDI, The School of Visual Arts, Peking University, Art Center, Nickelodeon and LeapFrog.  Michael’s students work in all fields of the industry and have themselves gained prestige for their abilities.

Michael’s FORCE book series, now published in four languages, have sold thousands of copies and growing.  In May, the third FORCE book, FORCE Animal Drawing was released.

Michael lives in northern California with his wife and two daughters.  Visit him at and connect with Michael on Facebook.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Mystical Creatures

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How do you combine human and animal FORCES?  This video discusses solutions to this question using a centaur and Satyr as its subjects!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Drawing- Justin M Critique

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During this video I PLUS a drawing created by Justin.  I do this with numerous passes of FORCE to bring it to a new level.  Watch as I do this and describe my thought process behind the changes.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Drawing- Directing FORCE

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Using a photo from, I discuss a process with which to direct FORCE from location to the next in the figure.  Then I break down FORCE into Rhythm into its three elements.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

drawing- Little Camel

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A fun photo from inspires a quick line illustration in this video.  I present a more direct representation of the image and an original design while discussing the reasoning behind both.