Friday, January 26, 2007

morning exercises

Wow...it has been another long week! Luckily I got to do quite a bit of drawing this week, though I've been bad about posting it. But, in a way its a good thing - I can be like a squirrel storing nuts for winter.
These are some images from drawing class. We are spending the first ten minutes of each class period sketching in order to get the students working more in their sketchbooks. I love having an excuse to draw too!



This view is from an upstairs balcony. Getting the perspective right was a real challenge...as you can tell a challenge I need to work at more!

9 comments:

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Good Lord! These are just amazing. WOW! I love the girl in the middle - but they are all just brilliant. I like the addition of the pencil - as you have said it really does add value. Brilliant stuff!

Lynne said...

Whoa... I am just blown away... amazing stuff, girl! Can't wait to see what's being stored by those art squirrels!

littlemithi said...

Wow - wish I had YOU as my drawing tutor! I'd be enthused beyond belief!!!

Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog - yup, artist-block DOES happen, its just that extra scary when I'm thinking if applying to universities. Also, I think looking after a boyfriend suffering from tonsilitis, and its accompanying high fevers and night sweats has taken a bit of energy out of me this week.

I'm loving your thesis project alot - good luck with it, and with the thesis. I have a couple of spare copies of my PhD thesis and I really want to do some kind of art project based on them ... one day, when I'm inspired ...

Terry Banderas said...

Your sketches are very nice. Why can't you get Edgar to post half as much as you do?

Teri C said...

Wonderful on-the-spot sketches! So full of life and wow, the perspective!

Felicity said...

I think the perspective sketch is super, it's instantly recognisable as drawn from a height.

Jana Bouc said...

Wonderful drawings! I also enjoyed reading your tips. I'd like to know more specifically what you meant by "Map it out," and "layout the edges" -- sounds like it would be helpful to know more about. I especially liked the reminder to draw the viewers eye to the focal point (and the reminder to chose one!) by using value and detail.

suzanne said...

Terry- Your guesses about Edgar are as good as mine! He sketches all the time, but is very slow about uploading them to the web!

Jana- I'm glad you like the notes. These were tips given by the other professor Tommy. By "mapping it out" he means before beginning a perspective, decide on the main areas you want to include. Then, find the lines that define these areas and sketch them first as this helps in correctly deliniating the space. "Laying out the edges" goes right along with this...know what you want to draw and what you want to eliminate before you begin adding detail.

Marilyn said...

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