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We just completed our fall beginning drawing class.

We began with blind continuous line drawing.

Audrey Schultheis

Audrey Schultheis

We progressed to continuous and broken line drawing…

Joel Harmeyer

Joel Harmeyer

…with an emphasis on cross contour and form:

Andrea Harneyer2

Andrea Harneyer2

We studied and drew objects that had negative space that helped define their shape.

Betty Bercot3

Betty Bercot3

Andrea Harmeyer5

Andrea Harmeyer5

We studied perspective and drew interiors.

Audrey Schultheis4

Audrey Schultheis4

We studied value from still life…

Betty Bercot6

Betty Bercot6

…and photos:

Dawn Amstutz 4

Dawn Amstutz 4

We practiced all our skills the last night of class using an Elegant Writer” calligraphy pen to create a line a wash drawing.

Dawn Amstutz6

Dawn Amstutz6

Joel Harmeyer5

Joel Harmeyer5

If you would like to view more examples of their work click here.

Thank you to all the students who agreed to share their work here!

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15 Comments

  1. So nice to see all these drawings. I really love contour drawing….ink and bamboo pen and perhaps water brushed.

    • I remember you said you liked contour drawing. I spent many years just drawing, mostly with line and ink before I found that I liked watercolor. I think drawing is every artist’s first addiction. Thank you for this comment, Gretchen!

  2. Thank you for sharing Leslie.

  3. Fantastic work. I’m always so impressed by your students.

  4. Like the way the interior is drawn – the bathroom.

  5. Thank you! It is so interesting to see the increasing complexity and how you develop their skills.

    • The beginner classes are always the ones that I wish I had more time with. Thank you for this comment, Linda.

  6. Hi Leslie, I have a question about WordPress. I can’t find a way to search. I used to be able to click on the category Watercolor and get a current listing of the most recent watercolor posts. I can’t even find a search box anywhere to search. Can you tell me how to find the watercolor blog posts? I would appreciate any help you can get. Linda

    • Sorry I didn’t get back to you the other day but I don’t get on my computer daily anymore. You can still go to wordpress.com. It will take you to a page that has a column on the lefthand side. If you scroll down, you will see “tags” with an arrow. Click on the arrow and all your tags will be there. Say, if you click on watercolors? A stream of watercolor posts will appear on the right that are recent. That is like what we used to have.

  7. Drawing is the most important skill for an artist because it teaches them to REALLY look. These are all terrific and it’s obvious that all your students have great talent. I especially like the results of the blind contour drawings, they always make me think of Picasso.

  8. Aww i like yourdrawings

  9. love that dimensional work


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