the last day of drawing class

Discipline in art is a fundamental struggle to understand oneself, as much as to understand what one is drawing. Henry Moore

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We have lots of conversation this semester. We talk about art, looking, seeing, putting down what one sees, and focus. We discuss art as discipline, as practice.

Look closely, work carefully. Look closely, draw slowly. Are you drawing what you see?  Look. Look. Look again. See.

This last critique includes final charcoal studies. The group stays focused with this medium. They work to make the surface of their drawing look smooth and rich. They consider the shape and material of objects, dark darks, light lights, values in between, edges, space and illusion of depth.

Have a good break – you all deserve it!

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Susan’s knot.

 

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Aimee’s knot.

 

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Pedro’s pattern work.

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Jorge

 

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Jorge’s skull drawing.

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Leah

 

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Leah’s skull drawing.

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Aimee and Susan

 

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Aimee’s wine glass.

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Renee

 

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Renee’s bottle tops.

 

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Pedro and Charles

 

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Charles’ containers and candlestick

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Giovanni

 

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Giovanni’s metal watering can.


Below is an extra charcoal drawing Susan worked on. Susan doesn’t need any extra credit, she’s got 5 extra credit drawings in the queue – but just in case.

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