Basic Skills: Getting Started with Drawing

Basic Skills: Getting Started with Drawing - student project

The Art & Science of Drawing

Basic Skills: Getting Started with Drawing

 

I found this quite challenging. I am so conditioned and comfortable to drawing using the tripod grip and marking my lines in a specific way that changing was very difficult. Changing to the overhand grip and using my shoulder as the source of movement for mark making was so foreign to me that it was as if I was learning to draw for the first time. My accuracy is completely thrown off as I struggle with pantomiming. Getting the speed right is a challenge.

 

OH SO CHALLENGING ... It's fabulous! 

 

I have done this class twice once back in August & September 2020 when I was first introduced to Skillshare and again recently (May & June 2021). I will most likely retake these classes again and again. 

 

Materials:

  • 4B Woodless Graphite Pencil
  • 18 x 24 Vellum Cartridge Paper 
  • 18 x 24 Newsprint (May & June 2021) 
  • Drawing Board (May & June 2021)

 

Light Lines

August 2020

I wanted to attach these pictures but the lines were too light for the camera to show. I have more than 4 pages filled with figure eights, scribbles, circles, ovals, waves, curls, swirls, and lines going in all directions.

 

Circles & Ovals

 

I have only attached 1 picture of each as I have lots of pages filled with Circles and Ovals. In addition to the 100 circles and ovals assigned I also practice 10 minutes a day drawing them (except from September 2020 to May 2021).

 

  1.  100 Circles

    August 2020

    Basic Skills: Getting Started with Drawing - image 1 - student project
    May 2021

    Basic Skills: Getting Started with Drawing - image 2 - student project
  2. 100 Ovals

    August 2020

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    May 2021

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    Basic Skills: Getting Started with Drawing - image 5 - student project

Straight Lines & The Shapes They Make

 

  1. Squares & Rectangles 3x & 2. Degrees of Straight Lines

    August 2020

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    May 2021


    Basic Skills: Getting Started with Drawing - image 7 - student project

  2. Triangles 3x

    August 2020

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    May 2021

    Basic Skills: Getting Started with Drawing - image 9 - student project
  3. Oblique Triangles 3x

    August 2020

    Basic Skills: Getting Started with Drawing - image 10 - student project

    May 2021

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  4. Quadrilaterals 3x

    August 2020

    Basic Skills: Getting Started with Drawing - image 12 - student project

    May 2021

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  5. Bonus Challenge: Polygon

    August 2020

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Charting the Course of Curved Lines

 

  1. Curved Line using Scaffolding

    August 2020

    Basic Skills: Getting Started with Drawing - image 15 - student project

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    May 2021

    Basic Skills: Getting Started with Drawing - image 17 - student project
  2. Curved Ovals & Eggs using Scaffolding

    I just noticed that I was supposed to use the scaffolding method, but did not. I have attached what I did do and will redo this assignment properly later.

    August 2020

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    May 2021

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  3. 100 Freestyle Forms & Shapes

    August 2020

    I have another sheet, but was too light to attached 

    Basic Skills: Getting Started with Drawing - image 20 - student project

    May 2021

    Basic Skills: Getting Started with Drawing - image 21 - student project
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Putting It All Together

 

  1. Scrub Jay Studies

    August 2020

    Basic Skills: Getting Started with Drawing - image 23 - student project

    May 2021

    Basic Skills: Getting Started with Drawing - image 24 - student project

  2. Botanical Studies

    August 2020

    Basic Skills: Getting Started with Drawing - image 25 - student project

  3. Figure Studies

    August 2020

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