Friday, April 17, 2009

Katie The KindHeart

I've been spending a lot of time on the "Art For Shelter Animals" project.  See more about Katie The KindHeart here. I plan to do more pencil portraits like this one of "Katie" for the shelter. I will post them here in the near future. See more about this project on my web log here. See more about this technique and materials here.

Monday, April 6, 2009

April 5th Drawing Workshop

I held a drawing workshop here yesterday. We covered a lot of ground! We did gestures, blind contours, and pencil and wash drawings. Students learn how to better control the tricky watercolor medium. I lectured on one and two point perspective. We discussed design and values and even had a session on figures. All in all, I think the students left here enthused and inspired with lots of material to study and work on until the next workshop materializes. Here is one drawing from each student. I'm very happy with the work! See one of my workshop demo sketches today on my Spirit Art Blog.