Wednesday afternoon art students explore creating self portraits using ink and brushes.
In the final session of the winter drawing lab participants were exploring traditional images such as The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci and creating quick sketches of the shape and model presented in a black and white copy of the image.
Using various mediums and exploring the image through the eyes of cubism gave participants a new view the image, simplifying everything into basic shapes.
Looking at the human eye and exploring how to draw it using basic shapes is a fun exercise.
Learning to be free in drawing with many new mediums is a fun challenge for all.
Quick, 1 minute ink washes of Mona Lisa.
Looking at Picasso through cubist eyes is an interesting exercise for artists in the 21st century.
If what you see has sparked your interest, sign up for a spring class or workshop at the Art Junction beginning soon!
Week 5 began using black acrylic paint with an improvised brayer to add paint with strokes.
This resulted in some very interesting results that were used as a starting point for drawing.
Working collaboratively, participants created some very interesting drawings.
One of the problems to work through was to add to what another participant had begun or to ignore what they had done.
Creative exercises are just that….a project meant to expand boundaries of thinking and doing.
Craziness leads to fun which leads to new insights into the personal creative journey.
Artist Paul Klee expresses the idea of drawing as “taking a line for a walk”. Participants learned that making a drawing is first about communicating with yourself as they went for a walk this evening in the drawing lab.