Contours for Lesson 2 of Roz Stendall’s workshop: Drawing Practice – Drawing Live Subjects in Public. My mind is still excited about gestures! The exercise asked that we start with a blind contour drawing and follow with a modified contour drawing. I am really sorry about the feet. I have spent a couple of days trying to stay cool while Oregon and my feet baked in the heat.
The first is blind, followed by modified contour.
More contours as I settled into lesson 2 of the workshop. We have a sailboat and spend a lot of evenings on the boat. My husband reads a Kindle in the evening and I sketch my feet and my husband – Kindleman! All of a sudden I had a fascination for his hands! All but one sketch are with a Uniball vision gel pen. The center sketch has one completed with a Pentel brush pen.
I finally made it outside in the heat to an air-conditioned Starbucks inside Target. I forget to do the blind contours.
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You will start to see lots of notes accompanying my sketches. Part of the workshop is to learn how to use your sketchbook or art journal as a workbook. So often you can spend time fussing about the layout of a page, or placing people or objects neatly in a location, instead of feeling your way through a drawing! Some pages need to be messy. Pleasing yourself is more important then everyone else. Feeling good as I move onto Lesson 3! Angles, plumblines and values! There is no color..I am missing color. I just may go back and color some of these at a later date. Strathmore 500 Series mixed media loves watercolor! Although color is coming up in a future lesson!