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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Drawing from Sketches and Photos, Learning about the Form

(graphite by Jennifer Muto)

Our March - April classes were focused on drawing birds after sketching at the zoo and drawing plants from reference photos. We also had a "Drawing on Tradition" course and the students learned about Celia May Gibbs, Australia's first full-time, professionally trained children's book illustrator. The key for all success is to learn how to portray light and shadow; that skill is acquired at our often repeated Light on Form - classes. Please see some images from these classes by clicking here.   

(Colored pencil on mylar by Laura Farnsworth)

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