Thursday, June 23, 2011

Life Drawing Workshop

Today was the last workshop, we will return in Sept. Once again it was totally enjoyable. Some of the poses I used my Rotring artpen and I also worked in pen with a watercolor wash. To my surprise, the craft paper notebook I purchased from Wal mart served me well. It took the pen and wash work beautifully. The model was great, she is also an artist and knows exactly which pose to use while artist warm up and leaves the difficult poses for the 20 minute study. Great fun.




20 comments:

  1. Hi there Joan!... Good to see you whacking away at the life drawing! Another great opportunity to use and develop drawing skills... but as well to increase one's ability to really study... and "see"... then work briskly yet confidently... from Life!!!


    I particularly love the sketches in which colour has been added! Creates a wonderful sense of warmth... and volume!

    Wonderful stuff Joan! Good for "You"!!!

    Good Painting and Sketching!

    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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  2. These are very nice sketches, Joan. I think the sketches with added colour are great too. They definitely add volume that is so difficult to achieve with pen alone. I've just recently bought a Kraft paper sketchbook too! I've used it for pastel pencils and will try charcoal and pen soon too :)

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  3. Lovely sketches, Joan. Good depiction of the female form. Very nice!

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  4. Very nice work Joan. your enjoyment of the workshop shows. also love the water wash color.
    I bet you can't wait for Sept and the model being an artist is a bonus.

    Great sketches.

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  5. ABsolutely subperb, Joan!!! I love your linework -- and especially your magnificent shading!! BRAVA!

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  6. Amazing sketches!...you did a beautiful job..love the added color with the shading..perfect!!!

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  7. Beautiful works! I like your lines, you know how to render depth and expression!

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  8. Nicely done, Joan!!! These came out really well. And just when you're really getting into it, the class ends. lol

    Hope to see you on Tuesday.

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  9. Great drawings, nice line quality.

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  10. Well done my friend for drawing. We should all be forced to do a drawing a day shouldn`t we? Good sketches Joan. All the best.
    Vic.

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  11. Hi Bruce,

    Thank you and yes it is great fun working from a live model. Challenging and rewarding at the same time. Can't wait to return in Sept. I went to Home Depot to have the mdf boards cut into 10x12. It is an odd size, but many artist are using this format for the plein air. Thanks again Bruce.

    all the best to you,
    Joan

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  12. Hi Michael,

    Thank you, and yes I do love using the kraft paper. You and I have so much in common, we both love using different art supplies. Great fun. You blob is both interesting and your art is exceptional.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  13. Hi Virginia,

    Thank you so much for the visit and the encouragement. It is always great hearing from you.


    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  14. Hi Dors,

    Thank you so much for the encouragement. It is greatly appreciated.

    all the best to you,
    Joan

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  15. Hi Lin,

    Thank you so much. I must come over to your blog. The wedding pictures are great and you have a beautiful family.

    Will visit your blog shortly,
    Joan

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  16. Hi Hilda,

    Thank you so much for the kind words and visit. I will be visiting your blog soon.

    all the best to you,
    Joan

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  17. Hi Lucia,
    Thank you so much for the generous compliment. I will visit your blog soon.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  18. Hi Joan,

    I know, it was such fun. Looking forward to Sept. you should join us.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  19. Hi Douglas,

    It is always great to hear from you. Your comment is so appreciated. I will visit you soon.


    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  20. Hi Vic,

    Yes my friend, it would be great if we did a drawing a day. In fact you just inspired me. I will give it a try. Can't wait for your next post.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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