Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Adults “Learn to Draw” Class for Beginners If you always wanted to learn to draw and didn’t think it was possible, I promise you, you can learn to draw! I will teach you to break down objects into their basic elements so you can truly see what you are trying to draw. Learn about shape, positive and negative space, overlapping, and working with spatial relationships between objects. Learn how to use shading to create volume and start to understand what perspective can add to your drawings. WHAT TO BRING: Black fine tip markers such as Staedtler pigment liners. Medium and wide black markers. A good set of colored markers including 2 shades of gray. A ream of white drawing paper or 9 x 12 drawing paper pad such as Strathmore. You can find these at an art supply store, Staples or online at www.dickblick.com.
I decided to try some black Canson drawing paper for a turtle I wanted to draw, since there were tons of black areas on the image to start with. It's pretty much the same as drawing on a toned paper, in that you can add all your light colored pencils on top of the paper for your highlights. I was pleased that I could still start out with my trusty lead pencil, as I was concerned it might not show up on the black! But it did. Here are the first few steps in my drawing, as I took some shots along the way. It was pretty hard to get the photos looking good in Photoshop. Next time, I'll scan it and see if that looks better. I shot these photos on my phone. LAZY! Let me know what you think!
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
I got some lovely notecards for a friend I met on line. She's from the Netherlands and she draws some great cats. If you'd like to check out her work see her flickr page here! http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandrabrouwer/6099087655/in/photostream In return, I sent her some of my greeting cards! What a great way to exchange some art. I love the web!!!