Although I’m still struggling with this, I found this article from Seattle Artist League on blocking in helpful. Some good example images.
Wow. A lot’s happened in the last week. Like many other countries, New Zealand is now in lockdown. It feels surreal and disconcerting. But I don’t want to focus on COVID-19. We’re all already feeling overwhelmed with the implications and the torrent of media reports. All I want to say is, I hope you’re OK.
For last week’s art class, on Wednesday the 18th, we returned to drawing and learnt about perspective.
Not that I use oils at the moment, but this is really cool. I plan to try oils at some stage, and if I switched to them, Gamblin would be my top pick for a brand to use.
Last Wednesday, we painted some still lifes from coloured photocopies. The reason we painted from photocopies rather than real still-life setups was so that we didn’t feel pressured time-wise. (We could take the paintings home and finish them there, which I did.)
You might remember, in week 4 of my art classes, we worked with ink and shellac and did some drawings of old David Hockney photos of objects in his studio?