Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Drawing Class Day 2

I have brought bigger papers for the second session of our drawing class. The bigger surface gave me more opportunity to relax and just experiment. I used my charcoal the whole time. I really like this first drawing as I believe I was able to capture some of the roundness and volume of the figure.

After a long break from drawing, I am still glad that I still have my mojo. I was afraid the the 'warm-up' would take weeks but I was up-to-speed on the first day. I still can't find time to draw during the week.

The figure below was drawn using diagonal lines. I had a hard time drawing the lips but the whole exercise was rewarding and fulfilling.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Drawing Class Day 1

Last night’s drawing class was great. I enrolled in the class for me to have some time to spend on my drawings. It’s really difficult to find time to draw with two young kids running around the house.

Last night’s session did help me relax and rediscover my passion for drawing.

We were in the same room where I previously attended acrylic class and watercolor class.
We were about 8-10 students in the room. Experiences ranging from beginner, media artists who want to try drawing and those like me who just want some free time away from home.

Is this David?
I didn’t have a chance to shop for the materials so I only had my old drawing pencils and printer bond papers. I should have brought my newsprint and other drawing books.
Our teacher asked us to try other medium such as charcoal so I did try it. It was messy but I found it easier to use charcoal especially when you are working on big drawings.

I look forward to the next class.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Watercolor Paintings

I attended a watercolor painting class late last year. Our instructor was a well know artist Faith Love Robertson.

Obviously, I need more practice but I'm glad to learn the basics of making graded washes and mixing colors. Too bad the good watercolor papers are expensive.

Another Drawing Class

I just enrolled in another drawing class that will start next Monday. It is a 2.5 hours class that runs for 8 Mondays. Hopefully, this class will re-jump-start my passion for drawing.

It is time to sharpen my pencils again.