Monday, June 27, 2016

Daily Drawing #24

Finally, I feel good about this drawing it was worth sticking with it until I understood the forms and how to get what I wanted.  It helped to layout quickly and proceed with sensitivity.  I can always go darker but I can only go lighter with an eraser and that I forbid in this drawing.  I wanted to challenge myself to put down marks and live with them.  Fresh eyes.....fresh fingers....a good nights' rest with lots of thinking and consideration.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Daily drawing #23

OK....this was messy...I am not proud of how I got here....having said that I learned a lot (don't go too dark too fast)....slow down (be thoughtful before putting pencil to paper)....stop put it down and walk away and come back with fresh eyes.  I wanted to work with transparency in this drawing to see if I could do this with hatching.  yes....I believe it can be done....but I would like to see myself get here less messily......

Friday, June 24, 2016

Daily drawing #22

This shoe was much more difficult to draw than any that I have drawn so far.  I think that I will attempt this again.  It is a challenge to not go too dark too fast.  The shoe is well worn and therefore sits a bit askew.  Anyway, this is another of my most favorite shoes that I hope I never have to get rid of.  Interesting that hatching becomes a bit easier over time and because of past experience you kind of have an idea of the direction of the hatching.  It is 99 % past experience I am convinced.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Mentorship program.....painting with value ad color

After much evaluation and direction I decided to redo this painting the way that I FELT...I like the color and the composition MUCH better....what do you think?

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Mentoring program.....daily drawing 19

This was challenging and fun.  I could have laid out the drawing a little better to emphasize the 3 dimensionality of the floral.  I wasn't getting what I wanted until I began to assign value to each flower.  At that point there was a popping that took place.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Mentoring program....daily drawing #18

I try to get these done in the morning but life enters in, having said that I am keeping up with my drawing. 

Mentoring program....2 value




This is the 2 value exercise and I feel good about it.

Mentoring program....4 value study

I will need to try this one again....

Mentoring Program....daily drawing....other exersizes




The bottom drawing is my daily drawing for yesterday...I am a day behind.  The middle two are the 2 value studies...I am going to set up a better still life and revisit this exercise.  The top sketch is the layout for the 4 value painting that I will be working on today.