Today, I did a pen and ink sneaker study based on Bert Dodson’s version of shoes. I worked with Micron pens. I love them; so fluid. Not being able to erase steps up the challenge.
I practiced overlapping objects to gain a three-dimensional effect.
In an effort to create greater depth/dimension in my work, I decided to do what I should have done 3 years ago, take a drawing course. I’m a little late to the party, but not too late. My instructor, Dan H., gave me 2 books. Both are just terrific!
Yesterday, I worked on figure drawing. Dan H. lent me this little, flexible wooden figure and now I’m working with graphite. It’s so forgiving. What a great tool for blending and shading! Tomorrow I will work on this a bit more for greater depth and shading. My teacher also encourages me to work in pastels, but I’m not so crazy about the dust factor.