Week 29: Tulip, by Sunnyside

This is another beginner tutorial at Anna Mason’s membership site. I will definitely try this one again after lots of practice on how to do those fine directional marks. She makes it look easy…but, of course, it is not! Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Week 27: Joy, by Sunnyside

Hat Tip Inspired by Mieczysław Rakowski. Mère à l’enfant, 1942, found at Polish Art Corner. Happy Sunday! 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Week 25: Do Over, by Sunnyside

Well, I Had To Try Again Seeing the first Week 25 image bugged me every time I looked at my home page, so I tried again today with the goal of correcting the head tilt (which I lost last time). I also used larger sized charcoal paper so I could work on the face details….

Week 21: After Dorothea Lange, by Sunnyside

Practice Goals My initial goal in this exercise was to practice placing the four figures on the page. Beginning with a perfectly composed photo like this one made this much easier. That hand, however, was a bugger. I know nothing about drawing hands – and that shows! See Original Photo Dorothea Lange: Migrant Mother Dorothea…

Week 20: After Rubens, by Sunnyside

Hmmm…I need to try this one again — much to learn here. Since I did not have time to tone my paper with watercolor as he suggested, I tried using tinted charcoal on tan sketching paper for the background. I never could tell whether we were supposed to be using graphite or charcoal on the…

Week 19: After Ligozzi, by Sunnyside

Quick Sketchbook Exercise I am planning to try a charcoal drawing copying Christ’s face in Jacopo Ligozzi‘s Christ Carrying the Cross, so I practiced with a quick value sketch today using graphite. See full image At Sunnyside: Jacopo Ligozzi: Christ Carrying the Cross (1604) Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Week 18: She Sees, by Sunnyside

First Portrait In the last few weeks I have drawn an isolated eye, nose, mouth, and ear, but this is my first time trying a whole face. I did not finish, but I am satisfied with my earnest effort and am looking forward to working on a portrait drawing course next. Thanks for Visiting 🙂…

Week 17: Hit Refresh, by Sunnyside

This is a lesson on The Virtual Instructor paid site. I want to try again on different paper and experiment with using powdered graphite, which I did not have today. Lots to practice and learn when I repeat this one! Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Week 15: Chimichonga, by Sunnyside

First Solo No video lesson this time! I took the reference photo on my iphone, edited in photoshop, made a gray scale, and did this quick value study in charcoal in preparation for trying a pastel portrait of this adorable little fellow. Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Week 12: Supper Time, by Sunnyside

Learning to Improvise Though I had no black paper as used in the lesson, I really wanted to draw this handsome fellow. I used grey paper and my new tinted charcoal and tried to figure out the values myself. Plan: Try again and pay more attention to edges and angles. Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Week 11: Hunting, by Sunnyside

Home Again Well, I have been traveling for several weeks and could not draw, so I caught up with several lessons today. This is a lesson from The Virtual Instructor’s paid site. Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Week 10: It’s a Pear! by Sunnyside

First Watercolor Tutorial Free tutorial by Anna Mason. I followed pretty closely, except I drew free hand, not with outline. This lesson was LOTS of fun….although she moves too fast and uses brushes that were not on the materials list. Taking a proper photograph is not easy – must learn. The original really doesn’t look…

Week 6: Also Wanted, by Sunnyside

Let’s just say I was gratified to learn that even the instructor had some struggles with this one, too. 🙂 Next time I try this lesson, I will make the head larger make the tree fade more into the background with a lighter value. Right now, I think the darkness distracts from what should be…