Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Paint and Draw - lesson 1

A lack of drawing experience led me to enrol on a 10 week beginners course led by Will Stevens, details of his courses are here on the Paint and Draw website.

Lesson 1 was about using a grid to draw an image and using shading. Here's what I produced - I'm really pleased with myself and look forward to improving and learning new techniques.

We also looked at how artists use other techniques to help get down the basics of a drawing down on paper - projections, camera obscura and photographs. Briefly also looked at examples of photorealism.

Watch this space...


  1. Looks like you have shading cracked already :)

  2. Looks good for a first time,sure you haven't done it before!!

  3. ...a good technique and top tips about shading. I'll have another go at the weekend, just to see if it was beginners luck!

  4. That is just amazing as Liz says, are you sure you haven't done this before Alli.

  5., I haven't! I'm looking forward to next week - a new technique every week & a quick intro to a range of materials. My aim is to draw with my machine, so I'm also doing a course to improve my free machine embroidery as well. Onwards...!