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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day - papercut swans

Mardi Gras masks, student display, adult drawing class, 2/12/18

We started with drawing rows of pattern marks & shapes as a warm up. Then we made paper templates - fold half sheet of light weight paper in half. Draw a half mask shape with an eye hole, (which should be about 1/2" in from the fold. You can also just cut this directly. Then cut out the template. Open it and use it to trace around on cardstock. Two masks fit on a sheet. You can make an arrangement on your paper or cut them out as real masks. Decorate before you cut the mask out.

Purple, green, and gold are the traditional Mardi Gras colors.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Valentine's, roses, swans, cards from adult drawing class, 2/5/18

We started by drawing roses using pieces of various red crayons. Hold them flat against the paper and make curling curving twisting strokes.

The kissing swans we drew freehand onto a paper folded in half. Make sure the beak is on the fold. The neck forms the heart. Tip this papercut onto a red background.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Penguins and winter sports figures, student art display, adult drawing class, 1/29/18

We did exercises of playing with dark shapes colored into imaginary outlines. Circles and teardrops. See if you can see any figures in the groupings. Then make some figures.

Finally, try inventing penguins and maybe work from reference pics.


Sunday, January 28, 2018

Fwd: Winter scenes class adult art class student display, 1/22/18

My phone was so out of memory and space that it only gave a black screen and would not let me take a pic. I used a student's device to take the pic.

We did some exercises before the final drawings. A continual line drawing of the scene and a negative shapes outline drawing.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Cat sees crows from the window...

First I see the cat intent on something in the yard. What? Crows and a squirrel, (gone already here), poking around in the thaw. Then a few more crows. Cat crouches. Moments later he whines to go out. Ok. I settle down to my breakfast. A bit later I notice the cat way across the road two yards over and criss-crossing diagonally back towards home. The road has a wet sound. I go down and whistle for him. He comes in from the backyard.