Drawing Practice Essentials – A Visual Bootcamp with Mark Anthony 

February 27, 2021


In this demonstration, skilled artist and instructor Mark Anthony will share his intuitive and intelligent approach to drawing the world around us! In Mark’s words… 

The act of manual drawing is our most immediate response to our visual world as it equally challenges our intellectual and intuitive interpretation, our visual comprehension and our ability to efficiently express what we see.  These are very good reasons for any artist to practice manual drawing regardless of the preferred medium of interest.

Join Mark as he guides you through the practice regimen he uses prior to embarking on his personal drawing practices, as well as before his live demonstrations and classes each week. Come ready to draw and learn. Attendees should come with a small drawing pad for sketching and note taking. You will learn a step-by-step approach to observing, interpreting, measuring, idealizing, and executing several key traditional studio study models. For creative individuals of all levels – this fantastic demo will begin from a blank paper. We look forward to seeing you there!


Mark’s Demo Materials 

View Catcher

Staedtler Karat Art Eraser

Koh I Noor Versatil 5900 2mm Graphite Lead Holder 

2mm Graphite Lead Sticks

Blackwing Original: Soft (similar to 3B)

Blackwing Pearl: “Balanced” or Medium (similar to 2B)

Blackwing 602: Hardest (somewhere between an HB and B)

Blackwing Long Point Pencil Sharpener

Canson (1557) Classic Cream Drawing Pad in 18×24 

Legion Stonehenge Paper in Cream, Kraft, or Fawn (22×30)

Sketch Sticks in Sanguine

Sketch Sticks in Sepia

Drawing Board (approx. 24”x24”) such as Opus Drawing Board with Clips

Art Alternatives Sierra Aluminum Tripod Easel (or similar easel of your choosing capable of holding aforementioned drawing board)







For over 30 years, Mark Anthony’s great passion for artistic tradition, complimented by his own strong European roots, has led into a career centered around representational drawing influenced by the poetic charm of the old-world European studio.  Mark’s professional work history includes owning and operating a small Alberta based portrait studio/gallery, working with private, historical and municipal heritage projects, and teaching hundreds of students of all levels in the grand tradition of observational and classical drawing. 





February 27, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm