Download the reference photo for this week's Draw With Me class here.
Join me on Saturday, September 5 at 11am MST and let's paint these apples in watercolor! Any watercolors you have will work, pans or tubes. You could even use watercolor pencils. I will be using some cold press watercolor paper for this painting. You can download the reference photo here.
On Wednesday, August 19th and Wednesday, August 26th I am teaching a two part class on how to draw a still life with colored pencils. You can download the reference photo here. Feel free to work any size you'd like, but somewhere between 8"x10" and 11"x14" is usually good to begin with. For paper you could try a toned tan or gray, or white sketch or drawing paper. Bristol board also works really well with colored pencil too. Feel free to utilize the grid method if you'd like, otherwise we will work on free-handing our proportions.
Not too long ago I discovered the beautiful paintings by self-taught artist, Teddi Parker. Teddi is located in Fort Collins, CO and creates her work using house paint. I really enjoy her use of layering and subject matter, ranging from animals to still life to people. You can learn more about Teddi and her artwork here. What do you think of Teddi's work? Have you ever created a painting using house paint before?
Below you will see the same scene in each type of perspective, 1-point through 5-point (6-point would be completely round, like a globe). 1-point and 5-point are actually a very similar process whereas 2-point, 3-point and 4-point have a somewhat similar process. Check out lessons on perspective drawing on-demand! To enlarge an image, click on it.
Download the reference photo for this week's DRAW WITH ME class here. Feel free to use the grid method if you'd like, otherwise you can choose freehand draw the succulent as well. For more information on setting up a grid on your paper, refer to this post here. I will be using sketch paper and several drawing pencils (2H, HB, 2B, 4B and 6B) along with a blending stump. For a list of helpful drawing supplies you can check out this post here. I look forward to seeing you Sunday, August 9 at 2PM MST!
Above you can see the differences between 1-point, 2-point and 3-point perspectives. With 1-point perspective you begin with the "face" or front of the object, whereas in 2-point and 3-point you begin with a vertical line. In 2-point the line is always vertical and in 3-point that vertical line should point towards the 3rd vanishing point. Check out lessons on perspective "On Demand"!
Keep in mind you are able to place your vanishing points OFF of the page to create an interesting composition. Below are two examples in 3-point perspective.
Whether you are a beginning or seasoned artist, the painting and drawing club offers you an opportunity to make new friends, expand your skills and share your passion for creating visual arts in a supportive virtual environment.
Jennifer is a visual arts teacher and artist that specializes in painting and drawing. She is passionate about teaching skills and techniques along with the process of how to make art so that her students feel empowered to make their own creative choices!
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