Attended a one day workshop Drawing with Confidence, hoping to pick up some new stuff to help me with my drawing.
Some good advice on sketching landscapes, looking at the shapes and tone without getting lost in the details.
Discovered some new pens in shades of grey to add to my nice to have equipment list.
A good day sketching with others is always a pleasure.
Back at art class and this term we are exploring pathways, started by looking at how line and colour create depth in pictures.
A few artist to look at and draw inspiration Philip Hughes, Karrie Kilpatrick, Hundertwasser, Grant Haffner and others.
A template to think about how line works in a picture and a attempt with some of our own.
I have been going to have a go at Graphite drawing for some time .
Had this picture in my head ever since I saw it back in 2007, a really tremendous self-portrait Titled Joyride by Jake (Woodsac) on Deviant Art, from what I can see he has moved on now, hope this credit is enough for the ref picture.
It sort of fits my art class project of a view through the window.
Often I am left wondering why I started something especially when it does not go that well; my window painting was more about exploring different techniques, than the end result. Perhaps I should look at this as just one of the stages and take another go at a final picture.
One good thing came out of this I was introduces to the work of Anselm Kiefer an artist who does grunge at an epic scale I am hoping to get along to one of his exhibitions this year.
A bit late I know, did this using some Neo Colors, water soluble wax crayons, a Christmas present form my family.