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