Saturday, August 9, 2014

Drawing The Blues by Leada Wood, Texas Artist



I have been busy trying to absorb all the information coming at me the last five weeks in Sketchbook Skool, and keep up with all the assignments. It has been awesome! Artists from all over the globe have been sketching to their hearts content and sharing them online. It is awe inspiring to see all the wonderful work that everyone is doing.
This week I have been studying with Andrea Joseph from England. She does ezines and draws with ballpoint pens. This lesson was about drawing a page in our sketchbook of various objects all in one color ballpoint pen. Sound easy....well it is NOT! You have to learn the feel of the pen and how to make the lines so there will be value changes and shading. The humble ballpoint has a lot to teach me. It has been an interesting learning curve. This was my first go with the pen.



We also are learning to write creatively with our ballpoints. We wrote personal favorite quotes connecting each word and not lifting our pens and then embellished the words so they would pop and make the quote readable. Very tricky! You should give it a try...it's fun!
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