... my visual plans for painting. These drawings are a record of my paintings in monochrome. Slideshow below.
….somewhat empty sketch books in the studio and decided to fill one with a month of quick line drawings. The butterflies are from my collection, the flowers and plants are either from the garden, or drawn onsite during hiking expeditions. Click the video below to see a compilation of one month of observational line drawings. Observational line drawing is the initial and most basic skill taught in my beginner drawing class. Interested? There's more information about my self-paced drawing class here.
…on this drawing for the past 46 days. The paper size is 18 inches by 24 inches and the actual drawing is about 16.5 inches square. I am using Cretacolor Nero pencils on Canson mixed media paper. I am drawing from a photograph. There is no way a bouquet of flowers lasts 46 days. This is quite an intense drawing project. I never imagined the time involved. I am able to invest about 1-2 hours of time into it per day before I lose focus and attention. Attending to the details is serious work! This drawing is the first in a series of drawings I plan to make into the future, just a bit larger.
Take a look at my progress below.
…. achieved the personal goal of finalizing my online beginning drawing course. It’s been years in the making. It’s amazing what one can achieve by setting a goal and making a plan. The bones of this class were established when I taught a studio drawing class at the University of Tampa. Of course, there have been several changes since that time. Those changes led to discovering the best progression to teach this skill. I have taught an iteration of this course to homeschool groups, privately to individuals and in the classroom. The current version comes complete with reading material, practice exercises and video instruction. The course is designed for the absolute beginner interested in drawing. This class features beginner drawing lessons for ages 14 and up. It's an affordable option for homeschool students and adults looking for self-paced instruction.
If you are interested in learning to draw realistically, sign up for this self-paced course Check out the course progression, contact Nicole if you have any questions, or purchase 12-week access to the class by clicking this link
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