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Beginners Courses – Week 4

Hi folks

Over halfway through the course already – it’s flying by!  The Animal course tried a different sketchy style of drawing this week and did some timed studies of meerkats.  This helps you to focus quickly on which are the most important elements of a drawing.  The Watercolour course looked at how to work around a painting and build it up gradually whilst continuing to practise those all important colour mixing skills.  The Portraiture course focused on eyes this week – often considered the most important part of a portrait – with some really great results.  Well done everyone.  I know I really tested your observation skills this week but all your hard work is paying off and I’m really pleased with how well you’re all doing.

Don’t forget there are no classes next week but we will start back in week commencing Monday 31st October.

Enjoy the break and I’ll see you soon.

Wendy

     


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Beginners Courses – Week 3

Hi everyone

This week the Animal course painted some watercolour giraffes using only 5 colours to create the whole thing.  The Watercolour course practised their colour mixing skills and created some really vivid skies.  The Portraiture course made some pencil sketches of noses and then moved on to soft pastel – just using black and white and the colour of the paper to create tone.  Great work everyone.  Hope you’re all enjoying the course.  I am loving seeing all the wonderful pictures you’re producing each week.  Keep up the good work!

See you soon.

Wendy

     


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Beginners Courses – Week 2

Hi Folks

In week 2 we developed our skills further.  The Animal Portraiture course used pastel and charcoal to create some really expressive drawings of elephants.  The Watercolour course built on the techniques they learned last week and added an extra challenge of painting shadows on white objects – with some great results.  The Portraiture course started to look at the individual features of a portrait, starting with mouths and using a cross-hatching technique to create tone.  Well done everyone.  The photos show how well you are all doing and it’s only week 2!  You’re showing some real potential already.  Let’s see what you can do next week.

See you soon.

Wendy