A new, larger version of Camel debuted on Nude, a concept album about a Japanese soldier stranded on a deserted island during World War II and staying there, oblivious to the outside world, for 29 years. More ambitious than the preceding I Can See Your House from Here, Nude is in many ways just as impressive. Although it's a less accessible effort, it has a number of quite intriguing passages, particularly since it boasts heavier improvisation, orchestration, and even some worldbeat influences. It's not as spacy as Camel's earlier progressive rock records, yet it is quite atmospheric, creating its own entrancing world.
Form is dictated by the source of light, says Costa Vavagiakis, in this stunning demonstration of drawing the nude figure from life. Watch as Vavagiakis explains where to place the figure on the paper and how to see in shapes and the apexes of shapes. Moving his easel up and down, he teaches you to find the forms that are fixed so as to work from the fixed to the flux. Be amazed as the artist, working with only a simple pencil, a white pastel pencil, and a kneaded eraser, creates the breathtaking illusion of life. Note: This workshop features a nude model you must be 18 years of age or older to purchase this workshop.