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Draw Along – “Donkey” & New courses starting January 2022!

Hi everyone

This was the last Draw Along of 2021 and what a lovely picture to finish on? It was a difficult task but I think you all did our donkey proud. Great fur texture and a lovely head shape. Great work everyone and thank you for continuing to amaze me with your wonderful pictures.

Below are some of this week’s pictures and you can see more on our Instagram page at: @leedsartgroup.

Time for a little break now until the new year but I’m please to say that more courses are on the way. Starting in January there will be “Inspired 6” Online Beginners Art Course (a brand new course) and “Pencil & Paper 4” Online Beginners Drawing Course (a repeat of the same course from 2020). Full details can be found on the Courses for 2022 page by clicking here.

If you have any questions or would like to book a place please get in touch by either email:leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or telephone: 07788 871286 or use our “Contact” page.

Have a Merry Christmas everyone and I hope to see you all in the new year!

Wendy x


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Draw Along – “Christmas Bauble”

Hi folks

Well if these gorgeous Christmas Bauble drawings don’t get you feeling all “Christmassy” then I don’t know what will. I really enjoyed creating these soft pastel drawings with you this week and you should all be really proud of what you’ve achieved.

One more Draw Along to go next week before we break for Christmas and there are still places available if you want to get involved. Full details can be found on the Courses for 2021 page by clicking here.

Below are some of this week’s pictures and you can see more on our Instagram page at: @leedsartgroup

See you next week.

Wendy


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Draw Along – “Monet”

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This week, Claude Monet’s “Houses of Parliament” from 1904 was the perfect glowing image for our first time using colour in our Draw Alongs. We used soft pastel to create these vibrant sunsets. Fantastic work everyone and thanks for the feedback, glad you are all enjoying the Draw Alongs.

Below are some of this week’s pictures and you can see more on our Instagram page at: @leedsartgroup

More Draw Alongs to follow soon! Watch this space.

Wendy


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Draw Along – “Water Lily”

Hi everyone

Wow! What amazing drawings you did in this week’s “Water Lily” Draw Along! I was so impressed with how you all used the different tones so well to create contrasts and how well you observed the image we were working from. Beautiful drawings everyone, be really proud of these.

Below are some of this week’s pictures and you can see more on our Instagram page at: @leedsartgroup

The courses may have finished for this year but there are still online “Draw Alongs” if you want to get involved. Full details are on our Courses for 2021 page here: https://leedsartgroup.co.uk/courses/

Hope to see you all soon

Wendy


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“Inspired 1” – week 7

Hi folks

For the final week of the “Inspired 1” course we finished with a blaze of colour. Inspired by both the gorgeous sunsets we have at this time of year and also by the paintings of Leonid Afremov. You created these vibrant sunset paintings and really experimented with your colour mixing. Well done everyone!

Below are some of this week’s pictures and you can see more on our Instagram page at: @leedsartgroup

The courses may have finished for this year but there are still online “Draw Alongs” if you want to get involved. Full details are on our Courses for 2021 page here: https://leedsartgroup.co.uk/courses/

Hope to see you all soon

Wendy


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“Inspired 1” – week 6 and “Pencil & Paper 3” – week 5

Hi everyone

This week the “Inspired 1” course looked at the work of William Morris. Lots of complicated, intertwining shapes and plenty of colours filling the space. These are difficult patterns to replicate and it requires a certain amount of control in your drawing but you’ve produced these beautifully drawn and painted pictures that really show how much care you put into your work. For the final lesson in the “Pencil & Paper3” course we looked at everything we’ve learned so far: tone, shading, proportion, shape and a bit of perspective and texture thrown in for good measure. Well done to all of you for taking on the challenge and for completing the course. It’s been great for me to see how you’ve progressed over the past 5 lessons. Well done.

Below are some of this week’s pictures and you can see more on our Instagram page at: @leedsartgroup

See you all soon

Wendy


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Inspired 1 – week 5

Hi folks

This week in the “Inspired 1” course we looked to Claude Monet for our inspiration. With so many of his paintings to go at it’s great to see all your different takes on the subject. Soft pastel was our medium this week and it’s a tough one to get used to but definitely worth having a few goes at it and with a bit of practise you’ll see results. Well done for persevering in even when the going gets tough.

Below are some of this week’s pictures and you can see more on our Instagram page at: @leedsartgroup

See you all soon

Wendy


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Courses – week 4 and “Lion” Draw Along

Hi everyone

What great work you’ve been doing this past week. You’re all really putting the effort in and it’s paying off. The “Inspired 1” course took Maori patterns as their inspiration for these intricate pen drawings. The “Pencil and Paper 3” course had a really tough one this week – reflections! Reflective objects are one of the hardest things to draw and you all did great. In this week’s Draw Along we had the “King of the Jungle” to work from with this fabulous regal Lion as our subject. Fantastic drawings everyone, well done.

Below are some of this week’s pictures and you can see more on our Instagram page at: @leedsartgroup

See you all soon

Wendy