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