I’ve read in several places recently that artists paint emotions, not still lives, figures, portraits or landscapes, etc. I have read this so often that I thought I ought to take note. Though I can’t remember where exactly I saw this advice, it was the frequency of this observation that received my attention. All [...]
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Just a little Saturday in May silliness…serious silliness! Enjoy, because I certainly enjoyed painting my pig with petunias.
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As I continue to experiment with the toned paper, I’m learning how I see “values”. It seems that I like to hover around the middle range values. I use my darkest darks and lightest lights only as highlights. I think I need to draw again and extend the range of lights and darks. The other [...]
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I am enjoying Strathmore Artist Paper’s On-Line Workshop #2 with gray toned paper. This last week’s mini lesson included a portrait. I enjoyed the portrait and I’m enjoying the gray toned paper. It’s all about learning to see! Thanks!
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I am enjoying working on toned paper. In addition to using the white charcoal, I added a greater range of graphite pencil, from 2H to 7B. If you compare to yesterday’s drawing, the light and dark contrast is greater. This particular coffee cup was one used by my Dad and it is now a favorite [...]
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Today’s drawing is different in that I drew on toned paper. Strathmore Artist Paper has an online workshop series. One of the classes for 2013 is about drawing on toned paper. I couldn’t resist so I went out and purchased one of their toned gray sketch pads and a white charcoal pencil for fun. It’s [...]
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And, just for today, magical Number Nine! I’m reminded of the Beatles White Album, Number Nine…number nine…number nine…etc (“Revolution Nine”). I just reminded myself that they had a song called “Piggies” on the “White Album” as well! Fun. Just like the previous drawing, this pig is created from memory and imagination. Enjoy!
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Continuing on with the pig studies, here’s a typical “Peggy” drawing done from memory and imagination. My pig model was not in the same room when I was drawing. If you’d like, I invite you to compare this pig with one of the earlier drawings using a model. I inserted pig study #1 [...]
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