More Drawing Class #2 for Fun with Bill LaRocque Olive tree
Introductions & Objectives• Yours – 2 additional folks joining class: – What you’d like to learn? – What other artistic activities? Music, writing, acting, cooking, etc ?• Mine: – Get each of you to a “sweet spot” where you actually enjoy drawing – enough to keep doing it. – If you already enjoy drawing, to get you past your current “sticking point.” – Convince you to play with your drawings.
What to Draw?Easier More Challenging Most ChallengingNature Human-made Humans Sky Buildings, bridges, etc Full figure, Hills, mountains, etc Cars, boats, trains, etc Portraits Trees Bottles, cups, pots, Flowers etc. Fruit, etc Books, furniture, Musical instruments, etc. Animals Pets, Wild, Big, hungry Y o u r I m a g i n a t i o n !
Seeing?• Drawing what we see (vs what we think.)• Our eyes can fool us.
Warm up!• Draw this simplefigure upside down. – Draw box 1 x 1.5 units. – Create quadrants, – Sketch one quadrant at a time.
Review -Basics• Why we don’t draw.• How to improve. • Sketching • Drawing an Interesting Picture • Painting• Creating a picture vs drawing a photograph.• Colors and details get in the way!
Review - My Approach• Finding the right balance between: – Small step drills and more challenging assignments, – Drawing the same thing together and coaching you drawing your own subjects.• Learning from: – Listening (to my blah, blah, blahs, and critiques) – Watching, (me and others draw) – Doing (your own drawing.) most beneficial• These slides are posted online @ http://www.slideshare.net/boomrbill• Bring photos or objects you want to draw.• Reviews and previews.
Drawing• Start VERY light.• Play with the elements of your picture (add, drop, move, resize.)• Landscapes: – natural objects (most freedom.) – human made objects (geometry, perspective, measurements & angles are important.) – Considering adding/including a human figure!