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Sketching

A couple of sketches

I haven’t really drawn or painted anything in about three or four weeks. That’s mainly because I’ve been working on a little side business (art-related!), and I tend to get absorbed in new projects at the expense of other things—a bit of a character fault. So, I was a bit nervous about getting back into it again, in case I’d lost all of my hard-won skills.

But I managed to pick up a pencil and do a could of quick sketches, so I feel a bit better now. The moral of the story? Keep going! Do something daily, even if it’s only small. That way, you won’t let the doubt set in.

Now to get back to that outdoor painting I started about a month ago…

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Sketching

Tree in my backyard

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drawing

Ink drawing of a David Hockney photo

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?

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Sketching

Charcoal contour drawings

I’ve had a busy week preparing for a job interview, so I haven’t done any practice of what I learnt in last week’s class up till now.

This didn’t really match what we did on Wednesday—tonight I used a much smaller, simpler subject; A5 rather than A1 paper; and shorter pieces of charcoal—but it was still worthwhile practice.

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Art school

Art classes: week 2

This week, we focused on line—and drew with willow charcoal, which I really enjoyed. It was also the first time I’d drawn on an easel and in such a large format (A1).

The subject of all of the drawings below was a complex still life in the middle of the room made up of a chair, a stool, vases (on different-sized and shaped blocks), bottles, and a suspended frame and tennis racket.