April 14, 2016 § Leave a comment
In this series of a floral setting, I chose to frame in different areas. In the first, I chose to look at a fully bloomed flower and its relationship to its budding elements.
In the second I explored how the composition played out in a horizontal format highlighting its repetitive qualities and creating a sense of motion.
In the third, I centered on the relationship the floral elements had to the surrounding space.
March 10, 2016 § Leave a comment
This is the first in a series of three drawings showing my grand daughter Annie and her friend Clare in a sequence of motion. It reveals their movements in a playground drum sitting still and contemplating action to beginning to rouse to full out play.
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January 24, 2016 § 2 Comments
In this drawing on colored paper, I centered the white around the head of Lauren, my sleeping child. Doing so helps create an area of focus and an element of drama. Chiaroscuro encompasses the style of drawing or painting which reveal an illuminated subject in a darkened environment. The contour line in the outer areas leads you in and out of the composition.
January 24, 2016 § Leave a comment
I will be recommending books that I believe will help you along your journey of self discovery through drawing and will start with my book the Little Book of Drawing; a Friendly Approach. This book is unlike others in that it highlights the contour line as the framework for your personality and emotion, composition, and reveals form and depth. My drawing of Lauren illustrates the importance of the contour. Notice that my contour is unique with its curvilinear quality and quirkiness. Yours will be much different. By allowing your hand and pencil to become an extension of your eye, you lose your inhibitions and connect with the subject. This gradated pencil drawing allows that line or contour to show through.