The two books of my posters had an additional element beyond the description of my esthetic thinking and that was to describe how I maneuvered within the approval process of the theater, often successfully. These struggles to work within the forest of opinions and egos matured me as a person and have opened me up to rich relationships that would never have happened had it not been for the give and take of defending my art.
High Focus Drawing, a book that I wrote after teaching drawing for fifteen years at the School of Visual Arts, attempts to explain the underlying philosophy and practical guidance that I gave my students in those many classes. Although no book could match the effectiveness of face-to-face teaching, I think it helped that minority of readers that were willing to spend time with its fairly dense text and illustrations.
My New York Times blog, Line by Line, offers a much-simplified tutorial on drawing but it didn’t attempt to go as deeply into drawing the figure.