Improving my drawing of people is my primary goal for this year. Sketchbook Skool has really helped me in the past two weeks. I think I can, I know I can...I did it...
Well, I did improve! I finally did it! It took all week to get my son to model for me. He was doing his chemistry homework, again, so I thought it was an opportune time to draw him. It was a lot easier than I thought, thanks to all of the lessons we have had lately with negative space. Our assignment for this week was to draw with a model for fifteen minutes, then use photos to add the details.
My goal is to improve with drawing hands (yikes) and work on proportions. My poor son has huge shoulders thanks to my drawing skills. Oh, well, my drawings are getting better each day.
I did not allow myself to use pencil. I used a Micron Pen 0.2, a Copic marker, a flesh tone watercolour pencil, a Faber-Castell Pittpens (shades of grey set) and watercolour paint.
This coloured pencil crayon drawing is of Koosje, one of my drawing teachers....A warm up before getting to the live drawing.
This next drawing is of my granddaughter. I think I am going to try this one again sometime. I used a thick brush pen to draw and then missed fine details because of it.
Looking at a photo helped me to build up courage for a live model. See what I mean about the scary hands?
Thanks, Vin and Koosje for the lessons! You have helped me to grow as an artist!
Here are a few extra pictures I drew this week, as a warm up to teaching my grade one students how to paint an owl with the Chinese Brushstroke method.
I experimented with making my own paint. I crushed up shale (ochre) from a path at a local path and I used blueberries.
I hope you all have had an enjoyable artist week. Thank you to our Paint Party hosts for giving us a platform to share on!