Thursday, March 05, 2009

Sandy Sketch_edge lesson

"Sandy Sketch"___9 x 12 pencil on paper___an lesson on "edges"
WhiText Colorle in South Carolina a few weeks ago, I did this demo for some high school student winners of the SC Duck Stamp competition. This group is technically skilled in art, so I picked a HARD topic to me, edges are nothing more than another opportunity to put CONTRAST into your work. We have VALUE contrast (light/dark), COLOR contrast (as many varieties as the rainbow)...and then there's EDGES (soft and hard)...there are different ways to CREATE soft edges (it's more than just taking out a happy Bob Ross brush and smearing the paint :)...too much to go into here, but how about coming to one of my workshops?! The next one will be a GREAT one! for info:
April 6 - 9 ...Granbury, TX (4 day - comprehensive, in-depth workshop in an elegant place, !!!)Apr. 18... Rockport, TX (1 day)
April 27 - 30... Gadsden, ALABAMA
May 30 ...Waxahachie, TX (1 day)
June 5-7... Fredericksburg, TX (Painting Fast - every day, and what to do with all those paintings!)
Fall New Orleans (with EATING in our off hours


Patrice said...

I love what you say about edges. yes. I find it a challenge to get students to understand that an edge need not be a line or outline.

Your drawing is a perfect example of this! Great fluffy dog.

Art with Liz said...

Another lesson learned. Thank you. Beautiful doggy drawing.