Follow-On Drawing Class - 2 days:
This intensive two-day workshop is designed for those who
have completed the introductory Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
Workshop, or have sufficient experience to follow the syllabus. Utilizing
approaches developed by Betty Edwards, students gain further understanding of
basic perceptual skills. Instruction focuses on expressing volume and
space in drawing; exploring crosshatching techniques; and working with still
life and the human figure. Students learn how to perceive
edges, spaces, relationships, lights and shadows in ways that enlarge their
understanding of drawing principles and enhance their drawing skills.
starts with a slide presentation of various aspects of drawing as we delve more
deeply into light and shadow. We look at various artists approach to light and shadow from
Michaelangelo to Matisse. Students are taught how to render a simple one point perspective
drawing from a series of slides and then begin to explore value scales and crosshatching
in drawing. Brian gives a lecture and demonstration of these important skills which
constitute the mark of a trained artist. In the afternoon we delve more deeply into the
aspects of light and shadow with a drawing of cylinders, cones and balls set off with a
strong light. We discuss the attributes of light logic; highlight, crest shadow, reflective
light and cast shadow. We also learn how to use our hands as a sighting tool rather than
the picture plane.
begins with a demonstration drawing by Brian of a classic still life of fruit, a
bottle and flowers. Following this, students work on a similar still life drawing of fruits
and flowers fully articulated in light and shadow. The light and shadow, proportion and
volume of this drawing, will be rendered through the skill of cross hatching. In the
afternoon, we have a brief lecture on the proportions of the human figure - the ultimate
artist's subject - followed by a demonstration by Brian. Students draw the female figure
embedding the drawing with all the skills learned: the light and shadow, crosshatching
and the use of the hands to sight the composition - everything will now be fully integrated
into a seamless flow. At the end of the day we have a critique of all the drawings.
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