Thursday, March 25, 2010
Originally uploaded by csgebhart
I recently completed a beginning drawing class with J. Elizabeth Johnson. This was an in person class instead of an internet class, and Elizabeth is a good teacher (her website is here). She then offered an intermediate class to follow up, but I had date conflicts, so she very generously offered to teach me by email. I drew this for my first lesson.
A good friend gave me this figurine when her mother-in-law died - my friend is allergic to cats and she knows how much I love them, so she thought I would enjoy the figurine (which I do). My first lesson was to draw an object from life rather than from a photograph. I chose this figurine. The photo of the figurine can be seen here.
I'm finding that I really don't care much for drawing with graphite pencil, but I'm learning a lot anyway. And the better my drawing skills are, the better my paintings will look.