Months ago I mentioned that I had gone to a Seniors Art Class several times and that unfortunately came to an end due to relocating and health issues. I have continued to draw and paint at home here but feel I needed more. I did find an art class nearby that I was going to join , it is now closed due to the coronavirus.
There are numerous classes online. I recently did a free introduction which focused on direction, lines and curves. I decided to join , pay a reasonable fee so I could continue to learn. It also gives me a purpose and some structure.
The first 3 weeks of the paid lessons have been about the following:
Breaking down the drawing barriers, learning to see shapes, drawing without seeing, flipping our perception.
For the first lesson I needed to screw up a sheet of A4 paper, push a pencil through another sheet and on an other sheet draw the shapes that I could see on the screwed up sheet without seeing my actual drawing. It’s not as complicated as I have tried to explain it.
The second lesson was to pick a subject and draw that without seeing my actual drawing again. I chose a frog , the picture below was my third attempt. Sorry the photo is a but faint.
The third lesson was about ‘flipping our perception ‘. Pick a subject and draw it upside down , seeing this time. I chose two elephants.
I understand the purpose of the exercises in the lessons so far. I am enjoying it and look forward to the next lesson in 4 days.