Sunday, 5 October 2008

Drawing and Painting - Class Two, and other news

As promised (though later than expected) here is the drawing from my second drawing class, which was last Tuesday.

I really didn't want to draw that apple! So I left it 'til last and then unfortunately (ahem) I ran out of time. There was another bottle on the left which I had only drawn the outline of but decided to erase in an attempt to balance the composition as it was large and went off the side of the page.

We were supposed to either draw in charcoal or paint in black and white, but being the rebellious independent person that I am I decided to draw this with my 6B sketch stick! Oh, I think the tutor said that we were supposed to use A3 paper as well, but mine is A4! I'm not deliberately naughty, honest! But we have no easels and I only have little arms so if I had A3 paper I would never be able to stretch across the table to reach the top! There wouldn't be enough room either - I was virtually sitting on the lap of the lad next to me as it was!

Oh yes, about that. Sitting next to young men makes it much easier to concentrate because they don't talk!

In other news...
Anita and I took down our exhibition on Friday. We were able to let it run for a little longer than the two weeks, but the Arts Centre now has another exhibition starting on Monday.

I think we only received one comment each in our little comments books! But we were told that many people made verbal comments. The comment I received was:

Really liked "Leaf" and "Blue". Would enhance any wall. Unfortunately credit crunch prohibits purchase.
And the secretary at the box office expressed the same view. Oh well. They look pretty good on my own walls.

Tomorrow night is Ceramics Class number Two!


Kari Gibson said...

Lovely drawing and I have spent so many years in cramped classes with boards on my knees, so know what you mean about space.

Enjoy class tomorrow!

JafaBrit's Art said...

You did a fabulous job on the opening of the vase. So many people can't get the shape and angle right, let alone the modeling.

I love people NOT talking to me in class, especially when I am drawing. I get so lost in the process and hate being interrupted.

Undaunted said...

Thank you Kari. Lucky you - we don't even have boards for our knees! They really should provide things like that at schools because it's so hard to get the angle right when you're working flat on a table.

Thank you Jafabrit. I actually had to alter the opening of the vase when I got home because, as mentioned above, I had got the angle completely wrong from trying to draw with the paper flat in front of me.

I'm the same when I'm drawing. And I also feel rude if I don't look at the person when I'm listening or talking, so then I get nothing done!

What did you mean by modeling? (Sorry, I feel like I'm always asking you to explain what you mean!)


I'm lurking here now!!!

Undaunted said...

Hehehe, you are welcome to lurk away too! :)

painter girl said...

Nice drawing!
Good luck on the class. I hope this time everyone is a little more comfortable and that you have a wonderfully creative evening. Can't wait to see what you make.

Undaunted said...

Thanks Leanne! :)

Kathy L said...

I think this drawing is marvelous! The sading makes it totally. Great Job.


Undaunted said...

Thank you Kathy :)