structure and texture and lots of perseverance

  “Pure drawing is an abstraction.”  Paul Cezanne

Joey

Because they’ve worked with me before, Joey and Julietta get some choices. They pick the subject matter and among other things I offer scratchboard and a needle tool. They accept the challenge . The result is stunning. Joey draws a seed pod and Julietta works from a photo.

Julietta

For Drawing 1 students, the subject matter, on this round, are shells.  Students learn to define structure and texture though the use of a variety of line. They also set up a composition by balancing the positive and the negative space. The result is a beautifully detailed drawing. I’ve explained in earlier postings of this particular assignment, for many students it’s a turning point. For Yari and Salman below, it certainly is that.

Salman

Yari

Ivon

Next we are outdoors. We’ll be working on spatial depth.  Phoenix give us a cool down…please.

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