The first pic is only my own sketch of my beloved poodle Milo.... dressed up as Easter Bunny...
so this post is all about drawing and painting and paper as substrate. Tomorrow I will share my quilt.
Again not on sketchbook revival, but just a lesson I took on youtube, is one of my favorite drawings of the week
I remembered this week how much I like watching paint dry, seeing lines appear on paper, and colors mixing and merging as if they had minds of their own.
These teachers took me on little learning trips this week,
|see how the portraits start in the lower right corner?|
I LOVED this lesson, going in and adding shadow with a new color, little thin additive layers of color, over and over adding in shadows to define the whole. What a new way to look at things
I love her and the soft look. I see where I didn't quite capture her, the eyebrows on mine are straighter making her appear quizzical, and it's all very pale. I like that anyone can be any color and still themselves. I love how her lips came out.
speaking of portraits, I think it was janine Vangool who had us look at an image and see it...
again, I'm not a pro, but I did my best to fill in a body...
Koosje Koene told us to paint blobs of color in the general shape we see
I like learning about shadow and shading, don't forget highlightsd.
I've learned and tried other skills, and have included them in my last two or three posts, and so won't repeat them here, but today I took the lesson from Toni Burt..
I took the lesson in my regular paper skechbook not on good watercolor paper, but I learned about lines and color. Again, color doesn't have to be realistic... I love this and would like to be able to draw buildings better.
The sketchbook revival at Karen Abend's is my favorite workshop every year. It's not over, if you need me I'll likely be trying out my stick pen and ink, or collage with acrylics, or goache. I'll show you what I make in the next few weeks.
tomorrow's post is all about this piece of quilted art... stay tuned to see how drawing and fiber meld