Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sketching Now with Liz Steel lesson 5 Measured setup

In week 5 of Sketching Now, Liz explored measured setups.  Learning how to look at objects, measure the distance, and draw them as accurately as possible.  One setup was an indoor prompt and the other was an outdoor prompt of a doorway.
 
I'm really learning a lot and a different way of approaching a drawing. 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 



Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sketching Now with Liz Steel Lesson 4 Constructing volumes

Sketching Now Lesson 4 we looked at constructing volumes.  Trying to develop eye and hand coordination.  Needless-to-say, my hand did not want to co-operate.  I think I must of drawn this stack of books at least 20 or more times.  Perspective drawing has never been my strong drawing skill; I tend to struggle with getting the angle correct.  It wasn't until I just looked at the volumes of the books that I finally was able to get a drawing I could live with.
 
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Sketching Now week 3 with Liz Steel

 Week 3 of Sketching Now Foundation Course looking at abstract shapes.

This week we looked at abstract shapes--mapping the light and dark of abstract shapes.

Liz really knows how to break down the process of drawing with step-by-step instructions.  I've learned so much just viewing Liz's instructions and excellent demo videos.  She makes the process of drawing so easy. 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sketching Now week 2

This week's assignment for Sketching now Feeling the edges was to do point to point drawings of items from the kitchen, and a outside partial view of a building.
Indoor prompt

 


Indoor prompt with color added
 
 
 
Outdoor prompt partial view of building







 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sketching Now with Liz Steel

 I'm taking a 12 week online class with www.Lizsteel.com

This is just a sampling of my homework for the week.  I really like her approach to sketching and how she breaks things down.  This week was about getting to know the tools in our sketch kit.






 



Monday, November 17, 2014

Maddie portrait

My Shih Tzu Maddie spends a lot of her day following me through out the house when I am home.  This was a quick sketch of her looking at me while I was busy capturing her face with Faber-Castell watercolor pencils.
 
 
 
 

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Many shades of fall

I just love it when fall comes.  The hills start to turn colors and the weather starts to get cooler. 
 
I used handmade watercolor paper which really soaked up the watercolor paint.