August 11, 2012
So….I arrive in class after missing it for 2 weeks in a row….and lo and behold, my instructor had other obligations. Since they like having us around, they set me up in another room with a table and “great light”. There was a newly graduated college art student leading the kids camp and it just so happens….her favorite art media is Colored Pencils! My lucky Day! She gave me a few quick tips on drawing the pattern of the shirt then ran off to attend to her excited students.
I only got about this far….when fear set in! I really need to observe someone drawing a pattern. They don’t have to go into a lot of details….but just enough for me to get it. So…this sketch has been shelved.
I had not brought any extra paper to start on my next pose. Thankfully….my college-teacher-helper-friend was available to show me her favorite paper in the store.
Cut down the big sheet into workable pieces. Since I had already done the grunt work earlier I was ready to get started.
Apparently, I need to use more color when I color-sketch. You know, more color, more wax….thicker!
This is not what I’m used to doing….and I’m a little unsure if I can make it work. I need to see what these pencils can do…their limits. Experiment time!
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- By day...I work in the Healthcare field, where every .. i.. has to be dotted and every ..t.. has to be crossed. This blog is the place where I can let myself go and have some fun. I am on a journey. A journey I started a long time ago, but it has been a bit sidetracked with Navy Wife relocations and raising kids. I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and I have got some time for me. No, I will not be one of those moms walking around the house with Empty Nest Syndrome, I have got way too much to do, to learn, to create. Sure, once the kids are gone I will miss them....but hey, there is always the phone, the email, the texting and the Plane tickets! I love my life and my family and It is fun moving into this new stage. I am into Digital Scrapbooking, photography, journaling, Art Journaling and Drawing. I am a do-it-yourselfer and I am trying to teach myself to draw. I am finding that it takes a lot of patience, lots of practice and a good eraser! And if you're really curious there's a 3 part Interview by Eileen: HERE All the best, Eden