As part of my personal growth in 2022, I am auditing art classes at the Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts, taught by Jeff Nesbit. I layered water soluble graphite, purple watercolor paint and gesso to make a ground. A ground, short for background, is a base used to prepare a support for drawing or aContinue reading “Hands and Heads”
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February Art Notes
Journaling facilitates thinking. It takes a consistent effort to get good at anything. Time is not really a factor in drawings. Don’t overthink. Speed drawings work. Practice, practice, practice should be a mantra with anyone who wants to make progress. Rather than trying to do everything, pick a little piece and do that well. TheContinue reading “February Art Notes”
Albrecht Dürer Praying Hands
Ten hands to go to reach 100.
Brush Pen Hands (24 of 100 to go)
Artist Trading Cards
On days that I have small pockets of time, I make Art Trading Cards. These are the ATCs I made from January 1 to January 15. Artist trading cards are 2 1⁄2 by 3 1⁄2 inches (64 mm × 89 mm) in size, the same format as modern trading cards such as sports or gameContinue reading “Artist Trading Cards”
Hands (28 more of 100 to go)
Six Hours of Life Drawing Drop-in
Thursday’s life drawing session was a “long pose.” The long pose session was three 5-minutes poses and the the rest of the 3 hour session was the same pose. I don’t have the stamina nor the know how yet to do the same drawing for 2.5 hours. I sent the last hour or so drawingContinue reading “Six Hours of Life Drawing Drop-in”
I started drawing hands everyday in October with various pens as a nod towards Inktober. These are some of the early hands.
One Drawing a Day
I commit to produce at least one drawing per day EVERY day for a year —365 days in a row — varying my materials, my location, and my thinking. My sources for direction and inspiration are the Sketchbook School One Drawing A Day online class ( https://sketchbookskool.com/kourses/a-drawing-a-day ) and One Drawing A day, a 6Continue reading “One Drawing a Day”