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More Drawing  for Fun         with   Bill LaRocque
Introductions & Objectives• Yours:  – What you’d like to learn?  – What other artistic activities? Music, writing, acting,...
Drawing Landscapes and Portraits                          Drawing by                          Jan Op de Beeck
Basics•   Why we don’t draw.•   How to improve.•   Photography?•   Sketching•   Drawing an Interesting Picture•   Painting...
Drawing
My Approach• Finding the right balance between:    – Small step drills and more challenging assignments,    – Drawing the ...
How to Improve?
Materials?• In this course – are immaterial.• Still, they are often a lot of fun – Catherine  Battle’s course on drawing m...
Sketch this!• Making a loose, light drawing…   – 3 skills: form shapes, angles and measurements.
Take a 600 Second Break• class restarts in 10 minutes…                                  “Intermission”                    ...
Draw (some of) this!• Making a 2D (flat) drawing look 3D (with depth)   – 3 tricks: Shading, Perspective and Detail.
Landscapes*: 5-Step Method• Idea! Find an interesting scene and objects.• Play! Imagine, organize and play around an  comp...
Plan and Play
Outline selected objects
Tonal Areas
Add Detail• For depth and to direct the eye
Preview of Class #2•   Review of Class #1•   Improving our drawing•   Drawing upside-down exercise•   Landscape – draw alo...
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UNCA Reuters Spring 2012

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More Drawing for Fun

  1. 1. More Drawing for Fun with Bill LaRocque
  2. 2. Introductions & Objectives• Yours: – 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.”
  3. 3. Drawing Landscapes and Portraits Drawing by Jan Op de Beeck
  4. 4. Basics• Why we don’t draw.• How to improve.• Photography?• Sketching• Drawing an Interesting Picture• Painting “Basics are important, but not always fun. Scribbling can be fun, but is usually not art.” Rembrandt LaRocque. 1669.
  5. 5. Drawing
  6. 6. 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. I’ll email URL.• Bring photos or objects you want to draw.• Reviews and previews.
  7. 7. How to Improve?
  8. 8. Materials?• In this course – are immaterial.• Still, they are often a lot of fun – Catherine Battle’s course on drawing materials is terrific.• Pencil (graphite,) ink, charcoal are all fine. The bigger and blunter the better.• Paper, a sketch book or journal• Erasers are for when you change your mind.
  9. 9. Sketch this!• Making a loose, light drawing… – 3 skills: form shapes, angles and measurements.
  10. 10. Take a 600 Second Break• class restarts in 10 minutes… “Intermission” By Edward Hopper
  11. 11. Draw (some of) this!• Making a 2D (flat) drawing look 3D (with depth) – 3 tricks: Shading, Perspective and Detail.
  12. 12. Landscapes*: 5-Step Method• Idea! Find an interesting scene and objects.• Play! Imagine, organize and play around an composition foundation - assemble the parts you like (forget the rest)• Shapes! Sketch outlines.• Fill in the tonal areas.• Add details.* Works for still-life as well.
  13. 13. Plan and Play
  14. 14. Outline selected objects
  15. 15. Tonal Areas
  16. 16. Add Detail• For depth and to direct the eye
  17. 17. Preview of Class #2• Review of Class #1• Improving our drawing• Drawing upside-down exercise• Landscape – draw along• Landscape – yours (remember to bring some pictures.)

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