Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Tony's Figure Drawing Demo September 2010

Day 1: Envelope and Block-in

Day 2 (detail)

Day 3 (detail)

Day 4 (detail)

Day 5

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Poster Studies of Maribou in a Grotto

Poster study by Tony Ryder

Last week was the second week of our school year here at the Ryder Studio. We begin the year with two weeks of painting poster studies.

We set up this three-hour pose on Friday morning as a color mixing challenge: iridescent fabric, warm golden incandescent primary light on one side of the model, and on the opposite side a second light colored with a blue gel.

Our model Maribou meditates while she poses.

John Reger adds a few finishing touches to his poster study.

Poster study by John Reger

Further reading-- Tony explains the poster study exercise:

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Demo at the Artisan

Thanks to Marty for the pictures!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

American Artist Article

Here is an article on drawing, featuring Tony, from American Artist. You can download it for free here:

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sculpting Workshop Pics

Thanks to Karen Cope for stopping by for a fun and informative workshop! You can catch her on her cross-country sculpting tour. Check her blog for details:
For more pictures, see Marty's Blog:

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sculpting Workshop

Between March 20 and 25 Karen Cope will be offering a sculpting workshop at the Ryder Studio School.

Karen is a California-based figurative sculptor, who studied at the Florence Academy. Her latest project is a cross-country teaching tour that she calls "Sculpt Across America", the stated objective of which is to increase appreciation for figurative sculpting across the United States. You can learn more at this link.

Above, "A Serious Connection", by Karen Cope

2 Day Intensive Portrait Sculpting Workshop
March 20th & 21st 2010
10am-5pm *1hr lunch break
Fee $195
Dive into Sculpting the Portrait with a strong foundation. Learn to get a good start everytime by working on a soild process combined with naturalistic techniques to achieve the acuracy you've been striving for.
Karen Cope will be teaching specific methods that will increase your accuracy, anatomy, process and modeling techniques with a naturalistic approach reminiscent of The Old Masters.

3 Day Figure/Torso Sculpting Workshop
March 23rd, 24th, & 25th 2010
10am-5pm *1hr lunch break
Fee $295
In this Figure/ Torso Sculpting Workshop you have the option to work a bit smaller and tackle the full Figure or work a bit larger focusing on just the torso. Either way you'll be learning an approach that will lead you to a solid start every time as well as presented with the techniques to achieve the accuracy and naturalism you've been striving for. Karen will be introducing "The Speed in Which Form Turns" as well as "Triangulation" techniques.
Karen will be explaining specific Sculpting Methods that will increase your accuracy, anatomy, process and modeling techniques with a naturalistic approach reminiscent of The Old Masters.
Register NOW and get a 15% discount for signing up for both workshops!
Sign up now to secure your spot by contacting Karen Cope at
(818) 913-7187 or email her at .
For questions about the studio space you can contact Krista Schoening at kschoening (at)