Drawing Practice

I came across one of my earliest portraits. Aiee!  Good thing I drew the same man twice. It is a good reminder that practice really does do wonders.

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Mixed Media Marbles!

Our first adult art class really got rolling Thursday night.  Check out these amazing marbles our students created.  They are mixed media: starting with toned pastel papers, we added colours, shades and light with conte pencils, marker, graphite, charcoal, oil pastels and pencil crayons.  Most of these are made up marbles.  A big part of the lesson was the illusion of art: using light and shadow to create three dimensions and translucent, glossy textures without getting caught up in exactly duplicating a tricky subject.  I’d say it worked rather well 🙂dscf9906dscf9905dscf9904dscf9903