I took another class with Carla Sonheim, one of my favorite on-line teachers. This class was called "Faces! 101" -- which stands for the 101 faces she hoped we'd do in a week!!! We worked like dogs (see camp button): fast, slow, messy, neat, realistic, abstract....from photos, models, and imagination....with pencil, ink, watercolor, charcoal, pastels, and more, much of which was NEW, HARD, and FUN. I'll put a few examples of my efforts below:
|a first attempt with conte crayon, day 5|
One assignment was to draw a face without lifting the pen from the paper. Here's my 11th attempt, finally washed with a damp brush to shade the drawing a bit. This is MUCH harder than it looks.
|Only one line with marker, day 3|
And from Day 1 when I opened my first box of water color paints:
|my first attempts with watercolors, day 1|
In an earlier post, I wrote about my first course with Carla (The Art of Silliness), but I also want to tell you about her book:
Drawing Lab for Multi-Media Artists: 52 creative exercises to make drawing fun!
Available on Amazon or from www.quarrybooks.com. I doubt you will find more fun for $23!