I’m taking another fantabulous drawing class with Val Webb (website here and class offerings here) this time Drawing Birds in Colored Pencil. Our first lesson was timed sketches–supposed to be 8 minutes or so but some of mine were longer–in 2B pencil just to get down shapes and proportions. The second exercise was starting with the colored pencils, this time a Dark Umber, doing an “underpainting” in a feather. Once again, I am amazed that I’ve been able to do as well as I did; Val’s ability to give a few simple tips that lead to stunning results is why I keep going back for more classes from her (this is my third class).
Here’s a photo from a bit earlier in the process
And a detail:
I’ll be back soon with a bit more info about the Web Seminar (see previous post, here) on or after Sept. 5, 2013.