This is my entry for January's Sketchbook Challenge - Highly Prized. It is my goal this year to challenge myself with more difficult drawings like people and pets and more difficult poses. No more easy way out straight on poses. What better way to start then with the challenge of Highly Prized, of course I would pick my children first and then my cats.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Funny how much better my scans look on my desk top. You can really see my sons Blind Contour from last Friday through his today. His is on the bottom and mine is on the top. It is his laptop he uses for his school work and all his creations on his blog http://www.mixupfun.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
This is my entry for Week 4 (the final week) of the Strathmore Visual Journal Workshop. We were to add lettering or add to the journaling we already had and then highlight areas and doodle to fill in. Basically 'play', something I forget to do. There are to more workshops coming up, one March 1st and the other May 1st and they are FREE! Just look on the Strathmore website. Thanks for watching the page progress throughout the workshop.
Friday, January 21, 2011
About 20 years ago a Life Drawing group was started in our area by some local artist. I have been on the waiting list for just over 3 years and finally got the call, my name had come up. The first group was this past Wednesday (and every Wednesday) We started with some 1Minute poses. In the past I have never been able to get much down in 1 minute but practicing blind contours and gesture poses at home has helped me, as most times I was able to get an out line of the model. The last one was a 25 minute pose. I enjoyed doing this one, I thought it was fun, but some of the other artist don't like props they just want to draw the form.