Sometimes it is fun to look at your sketches the next day or a day or two later and then decide if they need something more. To each of the following sketches, I used watercolor pencils to add a little more definition.
After a hiatus of about six months I got to go back to figure drawing class. I can see I need to work on my skill set once again. But it was fun sitting and sketching and we had a great moel that did not change position even once during any of her poses.
On Thursday nights in Poulsbo Derek Gundy has a live model come into the Artist’s Edge and we all have the opportunity to spend three hours drawing the model of the evening. Sara is a wonderful model and hold her pose perfectly. I am usually lucky enough to have one or two of my drawings be presentable enough to post.
I love the environment of other artists of all different levels of ability having a great time working on their skills.
There is is always room for more artists as generally only about 8 show up on any given night and there is room for at least 12. come join us!!
Every artist should take a drawing class to hone their skills. Drawing. Drawing. Drawing. Every art teacher tell you that you have to draw before you can paint or watercolor. You have to get the drawing right.
This weekend I took a wonderful class on portraiture with Dan Riley and Joe MacKenchie, both respected Seattle artists.
Two teachers and five dedicated artists! It was great fun, exhausting and the perfect way to spend a rainy weekend.
Line work can make or break a drawing. We all need to draw more. I have heard and read more artists say your painting is only as good as your drawing. I try to draw something every day, so my line work hopefully improves over time.
Another beautiful flower in Port Gamble simply drawn in pencil, ink and pastel pencil.