April 10, 2014

Fabric

Today, in Drawing, students looked at some sketches and final masterpieces of Renaissance artists. Fabric was a common sketch subject, as it helped artists understand shape and value as well as to give them practice for their masterpieces which often included drapery cloth. My drawing students are working on drawing this fabric using white conte crayon & charcoal on toned paper.

April 02, 2014

Progress

When I went to China in June of 2013, I was inspired by the beautiful designs and colors that were present everywhere we went. From the ornate door frames to shining peacock tails, I was absolutely in love. I want to capture both these elements and the faces of some of the beautiful people I met in a series of artwork this spring/summer. This is a piece inspired by the Dai village we visited in the Yunnan Province.