Posts tagged ‘drawing’
The Seattle Urban Sketchers were out and about yesterday morning in South Lake Union.
I was helping out as one of the instructors, enjoying being surrounded by sketchers, enthusiastic, eager and talented. I love seeing how bold they all drew and painted (with color!)
Plein Air work is gutsy. One’s senses are on fire; so much out there. Editing is key. Once one warms up then selection becomes easier. I could not help adding the murmuration of bird and their feather remnant in the sketch above.
My view looking south, as I was demonstrating foreground, middle ground, background and shape in the landscape, I was so surprised to see all those cranes in the skyline. Seattle’s skyline barely recognizable.
The Space Needle was there to assure that we are still in Seattle and all is well.
collage, mark + shape…throw in a bit of texture, too.
When creating a line: 2 concepts.
‘create character and advance the plot ‘ said Edward Albee, playwright.
This struck me yesterday utilizing this concept as a similar notion of a ‘line of intention’
that I pursue in my own work and teaching.
One’s mark: creating character and advancing the plot.
How wonderful. Great mantra.
I’m on it.
Teaching has been ‘so far, so good,‘ actually, wonderful this Fall.
Recently, I have found how much overlap with concept there is from class to class; whether it is a composition class, watercolor workshop or a drawing seminar. I find it is all about Design. The energy level of the student’s are terrific; they are receptive and ready each class.
At times, my weekends are full and my 2 days a week evening classes can be tricky to manage after a full days work at the architect’s desk. However, the teaching revives thanks to my students and has made me a better designer, manager and motivator.
You are more ready than you think; really.
I get a lot of inquiries about my classes…
do you take beginners?
can I do this?
Come experience my joy of teaching, it is contagious. I will inspire you.
You will create authentic works; one’s in which you will be amazed and insipred.
Hope you join us.
So excited about the new book and it is complete.
this publication available at: http://www.blurb.com/b/5184804-drawing-lessons-from-civita