Friday, December 31, 2010

Drawing from Line to Life by Mike Sibley

This is THE Drawing Bible. There is not any other book available that covers drawing as completely as Mike's book. It reads like a novel, as each chapter builds upon the next, but it also is a great reference tool. AND it is a piece of artwork itself - beautifully illustrated. Mike is not only a talented artist but an excellent writer. He writes as though he is personally talking to you. I guarantee you will be inspired and captivated after the first chapter. (yes, it's that good...)

For a limited time, Mike is offering free shipping!! Don't miss out on this incredible offer and order your copy today:   Are you sure one copy is enough? I just bought a second copy today so I can share one with my drawing classes while preserving my original copy.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Drawing Techniques - Workshop

Drawing Techniques Workshop
with Diane Wright

Professional artist and author of "Drawing Made Easy: Beautiful Landscapes", Diane Wright is now offering a local drawing workshop.

Diane covers drawing basics not taught in general drawing classes. She will share her techniques and in-depth information to get you on your way to making successful and realistic landscapes.

  • Day 1 We'll introduce ourselves and discover your goals for drawing. We will take an in-depth look at drawing pencils, paper and tools. There's more to graphite drawing than just a wooden pencil and paper. Lots of examples to be shown and explored.

  • Day 2 Through exercises we will explore techniques from pencil strokes to application of line and tone. Blending, layering and creative erasing will be covered as well as an introduction to Negative Drawing.

  •  Day 3 Using these techniques we will apply what we've learned to drawing textures. Wood, rocks, leaves, etc. Understanding what to look for and how light interacts with surfaces will also be discussed.

During all these sessions, she will work with you personally to assist and demonstrate these techniques. No matter what your present ability, you will leave with new-found knowledge of how to draw and use textures to benefit your work. You'll discover that Drawing is Fun!

Where: Kreativ ent
306 1st Ave W
Newton, IA 50208

When: 9:00 - 11:00 am Saturdays, January 29, February 5 & 12 (6 hours total)

Cost: $50.00 Class size is limited to 6-8 for personalized attention!

Price includes minimum supplies of: sheets of paper as required, Staedtler pencils 4H, 2B, Staedtler kneadable eraser and chamois.

Please bring your own drawing board and other drawing tools you use.
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Drawing Techniques Workshop with Diane Wright
January 29, February 5 & 12


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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Holidays!

...and a Merry Christmas to you all!

Les and I spent an afternoon exploring the renovated Union Station in Kansas City. It is the second busiest freight railroad center in America. It has a rich and diverse history dating back to 1914. The architecture of this building is incredible and the ceiling is breathtaking.

I sincerely thank everyone who has followed my postings this year and wish the best of the Holiday Season to you all!