Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sketches


Last week I started a new online class, the She Art Workshop No. 3 with Christy Tomlinson. I did a few of Christy's online classes including She Art No. 1 and 2. So far I have liked all of her classes and I have always learned something new. She Art No. 3 doesn't seem to make an exception.


For this first week, one of the assignments was to sketch different girls and women - from images we found on the Internet or in a catalog etc. I first was very reluctant to do this, because I am not good at sketching from images, but after I did get started I actually liked it.

I chose a catalog from one of my favorite clothing companies, the Swedish Gudrun Sjöden. I had written about her fabulous clothes and her even more fabulous catalogs here. I knew I would find some special models among these pages and I wasn't disappointed. However, my girls and women turned out quite different from the images in the catalog.

There is the lady with the hat...


... the one with the umbrella and another one with a big scarf and winter coat....


... the two women who were looking at each other - darn, I think sketching a face from the side is really difficult. The one on the right wasn't looking that mad, honestly!


Do you see the model on the right in the image on top in my sketch below on the right? Yeah, I wouldn't necessarily say that I'm talented.


However, the more sketches I worked on the more confident I grew, and that is good. I guess as the class goes on we'll probably have to turn at least one of these sketches into a mixed media painting... At the moment I am creating backgrounds. More on that later.

Are you taking any online classes in the art department?


9 comments:

Kokopelli said...

I once did an online drawing class called Drawing Lab by Jeannie Dukic. It was really fun and I learnt a lot. Now I have a bit more confidence in my drawing skills. Maybe see you tmorrow on Paint Party Friday.

The Elephant's Child said...

Oh wow. You might not recognise your talent but others (like me) do.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Your sketches of the ladies are lovely.. I can not even draw a stick person.. You are very talented..Hugs Judy

Jeanne said...

Think that you did a very nice job with this, and definitely see that you have captured this model. I am very good at drawing.... stick people, so say to you... go girl! You have talent

Netty said...

that is such a fab start Carola. I am looking forward to starting the new free Strathmore Art Classes in March.

Hugs Annette x
http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

patty said...

Carola, I'm so glad you posted this! Sketching is still so intimidating for me.... I don't know if it's because I'm afraid of it or I'm just not interested but I signed up for a retreat with Alisa Burke and the whole first day is sketching! So I will figure it out once and for all (totally out of my comfort zone....)Good for you for stepping up and sharing your work. I like the first one the best!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Good for you! I've thought about the She Art classes but am full up right now. I'm taking a iphoneography class and am half way through an Alisa Burke sketching class. I'm very tempted by an intuitive layers class being taught by Dina at Ponderings as well.
Rinda

see you there! said...

You are off to a great start. I've never taken any online classes, maybe someday.

Darla

Ginnie said...

No, Carola, I have never taken any onliine classes in the art department. BUT I can see how and why they delight you. I love how open and vulnerable you are to these things that aren't in your comfort zone. BRAVA to you because it's clearly giving you a lot of joy...and expertise!