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Sunday, December 06, 2009

Catching Up - Part 1

Having Swine Flu really took it out of me and it has taken me a while to get back into art work and I am sorry to say blogging. So I am about to make up for it with a couple of posts to Catch Up.

Starting with my drawing class...... I have not really done as much drawing as I would have liked but I have done a couple of 'quite nice' pieces.... I have a lovely set of Inktense Water Soluble Pencils and I drew this open Iris...... The tutor said it was lovely but that I should have had a dark background (as in the original photo) so not to be beaten I did a second 'painting'.... - the flash makes the green look a bit brighter than it actually is...... and just to prove that there are two painting and not just the first coloured in, here they are together....... this last week I tried to draw from a photo of a rusty lock..... then I tried to paint it - here is stage 1 and here the final and then there was attempt 2 (first stage) and attempt 2 final - Week 10 and the tutor actually 'taught' me something...... how to do tonal shading using cross hatching so I practiced a whole page full (in pencil and Inktense pencils too) - here is the last piece I have tried which is another rusty lock (no rust as yet). I have one more week (extra as our tutor also had Swine Flu) not sure (in fact doubt very much) if I will sign up to start again in January. I don't feel I have gained anything from this drawing course - only how to cross hatch!! I think I need a 'how to draw costumes/fashion drawing course' instead - will search the Internet for such a course!!

2 comments:

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

I love my Inktense pencils too. Did you know that you can use them on silk? There was an article in an artist magazine in the summer, I can email you the article if you want it.

Stitching with Schnauzer and Siamese said...

Hi Anna
You might be better signing up for life drawing classes, this will be far more helpfule in your quest for fashion drawing.
Best wishes
Maggie