Friday, November 13, 2009

Starting at the Beginning

Ashton is 13 years old and has been with me for just 2 months. She diligently worked on the beginning exercises to learn how to look differently at objects to draw them more accurately. This drawing is her first and she is still in the process of putting in all the different values (the lights and darks). Ashton is becoming more familiar with her pencils, erasers, and other tools to get a more "polished" drawing. She drew her beagle from a resource, transferred it to drawing paper, and has proceeded capturing it's likeness. I can always depend on Ashton being a careful listener, coming to class with all her materials, using class time efficiently, asking good questions when she is unsure of something, and working at home to continue her progress. Awesome work, Ashton!

Learning Pen and Ink

David has been with me since he was 8 years old. He is now 11 and he has now decided to move on and try pen and ink. He first got familiar with an ink pen by doing several exercises practicing different strokes like parallel lines, stippling, crosshatching, and more. He made these different strokes into value studies. These value studies would help him get the lights and darks in a drawing. David then set up his own still life, drew it, and then transferred his drawing to paper made just for ink. He has now just begun this drawing with careful thought on how to begin. Stippling, producing dots, is how David decided to proceed. The image posted here is the cup in his still life. He started with the darkest object, it's shadow and reflection shapes. David is being very meticulous because he knows there is no erasing! We'll keep you posted on his progress!

AUM Gallery Exhibit

I have 3 pieces showing in this exhibit put on by AUM Gallery.

Location: 2227 East Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206

Opening Reception: Friday, November 13, 2009, 6:00 - 9:00pm

Exhibit runs through January 16, 2010

There are 14 participating artists with special guest, Terry Ludwig.