Sunday, January 13, 2013

To do is to learn - a sketching class.




All of 2012, I got a lot of time to read, reflect, draw, write (a bit) and one thing I finally accepted – that I am incorrigibly LAZY!
If this sounds contradictory, it is because I feel I have not done as much as I could have.
Therefore, in a mood of learning, interaction, I joined a sketching class with the intention of getting my figurative drawing in shape! :-)



The best thing about going to this class is I am with little kiddos who are just as tall as the table, yes, Lilliput sized, but hugely creative and skilled! There are grey haired grown-ups too and it is a lively, mixed atmosphere full of activity!


I realize that I need to hone my skills to be a more effective painter. I need to combine technique with imagination, because one without the other leads to lifeless art that does not speak to me.
 
Here are some sketches I did. 





















 
 I am learning about light and proportion with each drawing I make.

Linking to 
                                                                Art Resource Saturday

20 comments:

  1. Taking classes is so fun! Good luck on your sketching.. you are learning a lot I'm sure.

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  2. Love your sketches...classes can be such good fun, as well as learning loads.. :) It's great to be lazy sometimes...

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  3. Wow! Wonderful sketches ~ very well done!

    ( A Creative Harbor)

    ps. I start a watercolor class tomorrow ~ ^_^

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  4. Lovely sketches! Classes are so much fun, seems like you are having a great time!

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  5. Totally beautiful..these are all so lovely..exciting and gorgeous! I love the various sketched poses...and i love the deeply soulful faces near the end...stunning!
    Victoria

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  6. sounds like a really fun class! you were very productive with the sketching. I really like the man with the beard sketch.

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  7. some smashing sketches here. Classes are such fun. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  8. Keep that hand moving lazy can be ignored now I need to listen to the advice too

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  9. Lots of wonderful sketches! Enjoy the class! Happy SS

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  10. Nice work!

    Not sure what font you are using, but it's coming out on my pc as wingdings!!

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    1. I am really sorry, I have no idea what happened. Anyway, I have tried to correct it.
      Thank you for visiting me. :-)

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  11. Awesome! :) I love the gesture and figure drawings. These are looking fantastic. Thanks for joining in on Art Resource Saturday. You've reminded me that I've been wanting to look at our local community college for evening life drawing classes.

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  12. Oh, and I copied and pasted the two paragraphs of wingdings (I love that word :) on to a word document and changed the font so I could read what you said. I love that your class is a mixed age group--so many different personalities and perspective to share in the experience :) And I completely understand about your motivation to improve your drawing skills--that is to "hone [your] skills to be a more effective painter." That's my motivation too! My first passion is painting and I realized last year that I really needed to focus on drawing techniques in order to improve my communication with painting. I know not everyone needs to do this or feels the need, but I am in the same boat with you. :)

    Cheers :)

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    1. :-) i don't know how it became 'wingdings'! anyway, I have now changed the font so I hope all of you can read it. Thank you for pointing it out to me because I can see it as normal on my computer.
      I do want to learn techniques more so because then I know what rules to break! It is a journey and I am glad to have great support from my blog friends!
      Thank you, Auroran

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  13. Your sketches are all wonderful. Keep up the great work. :)

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  14. Your sketches show postures which we I often do in my yoga class :)I am sure you are going to please yourself by taking these classes...all the very best...stay happy!

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  15. Very nice work....I need to sketch more often!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  16. your scetches are wonderful...my favorite is the sixth and the seventh ;)

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  17. I always loved these kind of sketches in my long ago drawing days.

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