When I arrived at my local art gallery, there were several tables setup with still life objects. A few tables were setup with styrofoam objects (cups, cones, etc). Other tables had gray bottles, pots, and fruits.
Since I was the first one to arrive, I took a seat at a table with some difficult objects to draw. For the first 30 minutes we drew basic outlines of the still life. Here’s my first rendering:
We were then told to move to another table of our choice and do another basic outline of still life. This time I chose the styrofoam objects. Here’s my next rendering:
Still a work in progress. I definitely need to practice every evening and work on perspective drawing. Otherwise my artwork will appear to be wonky. Looking forward to my next class.
Paper used: Canson sketch pad 18″ x 24″
Take away from class: need to work more on getting the perspectives right.
I’m getting ready to start a class at my local art center. My first art class since early 2000. I thought I would start practicing the basic drawing skills like drawing an object, it’s shadows, and shading. First, I created a value chart for my personal use:
The above chart will help me make sure I have contrast in my drawings. I tend to sketch/draw lightly so that everything looks flat. I need to work on being bold and show contrast in my work.
Then I drew the typical ball with it’s shadow and shading or values. I’m getting there. See the contrast?
Then I decided to just practice what I wanted to draw I dug out my vacation snapshots and came across my turtle pictures I took while in Costa Maya. It’s a start:
I hope to have this blog updated or to include past entries from another blog. I started to blog about my artwork back in 2011 when I was dabbling with oils and then acrylics. There is good information and reviews on products that I used and tested that I hope to share going forward. So, be patient as I work out the backing up of data, exporting, and then importing the information. I will let you know when it takes place. Stay tuned!
I love all things art. That includes what I see on paper, on canvas, and through the lens of my camera. My mind is always wandering. How many colors do I see? What is the composition? How does the rule-of-thirds apply? Where is the source of light? Where are the shadows? Can I draw this?
It is all about learning to look. Capture the moment in my head. Take a snapshot with the tools I have. Reproduce the creative moment.
Thanks for joining me!
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton