Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Drawing Studio: Drawing Fundamentals I, Week 4

To expand my drawing skills, I'm taking a class at the Drawing Studio, an artist cooperative here in Tucson. This is a series of posts outlining what we are doing in the class, week by week.

For week four, we drew plants. We started out doing quick thumbnails of various plants. We then settled in for a long drawing. The idea was to give just enough detail to indicate what kind of plant it was, but not so much detail that we got bogged down.

Long leafy plant thumbnail.

Aloe Vera thumbnail.

A two hour study of a plant in pencil and charcoal. 18"x24". This particular plant was a cactus with big curly leaves on top.

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