I just finished Beginning Drawing and Creative Challenge Classes.
In drawing class we covered blind continuous line, contour line, cross contour, negative space, perspective and foreshortening, value and the different ways to make marks for shading with a pencil. We worked from still life and photos, both. We learned about the measurements of the human face and practiced self portraits in the mirror. We learned how to grid as well as how to measure real life objects with our pencil. Below are a few examples.
Laura Butchko: Blind Continuous Line
Sonny Ulrey: Perspective
Sonny didn’t get a chance to finish this the night we studied perspective. I don’t mind this, though. Sometimes saying less is more.
Leona Smith5: Self Portrait
Jennifer Howey5: Still life and Perspective
If you would like to view all of their drawings please click, above, on Student Art: Beginning Drawing Spring 2017 or just click here.
In Creative Challenge we studied:
…creating a center of interest on or near a “sweet spot”.
…different ways to attract our viewer’s attention.
…shape and design and several ways to create a still life.
,,,division of space and making no two passages the same. This particular painting is a portrait of the artist using symbols.
…value. Everyone created an underwater painting.
…color. the above painting was for an assignment using only secondary colors.
If you would like to view many other paintings created in this class, click on Student Art: Creative Challenge, above, or just click here.
Thank you to all my students for sharing your art here.