Last week's class was more drawing with pencil. We also practiced looking closely.
I drew some ficus and a little unidentified twig that one of my classmates brought in.
We talked about positive and negative space as well as contour lines.
A piece of a jade plant and more ficus.
And speaking of positive and negative space, we had a tiny dusting of snow on the 26th and look at this!
This week we moved on to a new medium - pen and ink! I can only remember one other illustration I did in ink back in college. It's a lot more fun (and challenging) than I remember and I hope to play around with it some more soon. This time I picked a pomegranate to draw (after some cross-hatching and stippling exercises).
I think I'll paint one of these. Watercolor over the ink lines.
I'm still enjoying the class very much. It's helping me step outside my comfort zone and try a few new things and encouraging me to look at things differently.
In other art news...
a) I doodled these little clouds:
b) I am trying to keep up with #febsketchaday on instagram. Here is yesterday's...
c) And perhaps most excitingly, last night I had a meeting with Megan, Alex and Lauren from the Washington Street Art Center. The four of us will be in a group show (that M & L are organizing) in September! It will be heavy with process work and loosely themed around time and memory. I can't wait to get started on my pieces.