Friday, 11 January 2013

A Hard Time


 We had our first meeting of the year for Spectrum this week. I thought it would be a good idea to get the group doing some observational drawing using ink... so no rubbing out!


I wasn't looking for excellent drawings or superb technical skill. It was just an exercise in observation looking at marks, lines, shapes etc


But I do get a hard time from some people when I make them draw!

13 comments:

  1. Oh dear you're working them hard!! :)
    Happy weekend Gina,
    Vivienne xxx

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  2. Vivienne she worked us very hard! Gina your drawings are beautiful I just wish I had your talent.

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  3. Beautiful confident drawings. I struggle with drawing and feel I have lost my impetus since making a reasonable job of one before Christmas. My tutor will now expect me to carry on producing! Keep cracking the whip - we all know that we need it!!

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  4. It's true, the more you draw, the more enjoyable it becomes and not a chore any more! Angela made me laugh, thanks for sharing. :)
    Jess x

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  5. Your drawing is beautiful. I would love to be able to draw, but have
    little talent for it.

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  6. Shells can be so interesting, and tricky, to draw. They are a motif that I used as subject matter many years ago. I made very large colored pencil drawings of very small shells, exploring all those subtle color changes that appear so different when the shells are wet or dry. I also made an etching, with aquatint of a shell, seeing a sort of landscape appear on the inside of what might have been a clam shell.

    All this was long ago.

    See how you have taken me down memory lane, Gina!

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  7. oh gosh. I so cannot draw.

    I'd need someone to make me too!

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  8. I would never have suspected your sadistic bent Gina!

    I love drawing shells and have quite a few to draw from.

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  9. Having spent two hours in a portrait drawing session today, sat next to an octagenarian who could draw like da Vinci, I know just how your group feel.....I know where my sympathies lie... x

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  10. Drawing! Outrageous! I hope they got a refund.

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  11. Lovely sketches, Gina, ink is a great media to use. The variations in tone in the top one are gorgeous.

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  12. Must say you can't beat a bit of drawing.

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  13. They'll thank you one day....I'm sure!

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