charcoal and pastel – final work

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Here is one good group of students. I know I said this before – they came in, focused, and drew – day after day after day.  Overall, I’d say they were a quiet group. They laughed a bit here and there just to relieve tension, I suspect. They never hesitated to point out which works they liked best and clearly express why.

Our last day of class was no exception. They came in with extra excitement and then we proceeded to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the work. We talked about how the semester played out for each of them.

A challenge I do have is teaching various levels of drawing students in one 2 hour and 45 minute class session. You’ll see examples from all the levels and you’ll note that some of the work might be unfinished.  I teach realism. They learn to look and they learn to put down what they see.

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Susan’s Tortoise, mixed media on (we never knew what kind of) paper

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Gwynn’s Flower Rag Boogie, pastel on BFK

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Gwynn’s master reproduction, a Georgia O’Keeffe, pastel on BFK

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Jessica’s charcoal still life on BFK

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Sofia’s Glass Bottles on BFK

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Yari’s Terrific as Terrific gets, charcoal study on BFK

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Fabiola’s Friday Night, charcoal study on BFK

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Deja’s Pearly Whites, charcoal study on BFK

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Gabriela’s Still Life on BFK

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Jennifer’s Rope, charcoal study on BFK

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Ehteli’s Absract, charcoal study on BFK

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Jennifer’s Great Knot, value study

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Sofia’s Accidental, value study

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Ehthlei’s value study

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Bravilio’s Faint Memories of Freedom, value study

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Dustin’s value study

Class is over. Grades are in.

I have a feeling most of this group will continue to draw throughout the summer.

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