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“Inspired 6” week 4

Hi folks

The past few days have been great weather for staying indoors and drawing hummingbirds. Our inspiration this week was zoologist and artist Ernst Haeckel who created a series of drawings based on nature. We created these beautifully delicate hummingbird drawings using coloured pencil. It was nice to really get to grips with some detail and precision this week and it looks like you enjoyed it. Well done everyone!

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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“Inspired 6” week 3

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Time for a bit of colour this week in the “Inspired 6” course and the work of Georgia O’Keeffe provided our inspiration. We used oil pastel to create these vibrant pictures and really focused on colour mixing, blending and contrasting. Fantastic work everyone! Oil pastel isn’t the easiest medium to get to grips with but you all did great.

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

See you soon

Wendy


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“Inspired 6” week 2

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This week in the “Inspired 6” course we looked at “The Brooch” – a lithograph by Edvard Munch from 1903. We used water soluble graphite sticks to create all those sweeping curves of the hair and expressive, scratchy marks. The graphite magically turns into paint when you add water. It’s a great medium to use, hope you all enjoyed it.

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 – “Donkey” & New courses starting January 2022!

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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”

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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”

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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

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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