I found a new source of drawing instruction through the free Strathmore classes. One of their instructors, Alphonso Dunn, has a YouTube channel with many videos. This page was inspired by the "How to sketch & draw people Part 1 | How to use a mannequin" video.
In one of Picasso's sketchbooks there is a wonderful series of cubist interpretations of a woman in a chair. Cubism is one of my favorite styles. Even after copying a few of these, I still don't "get" how he does them, though. How does he look at a subject and make the transition to these different planes?
I realized that I haven't posted on my blog the sketches I've been copying from "Je Suis Le Cahier: The Sketchbooks of Picasso". They made it onto Instagram (much easier to post to) but not here. And not everyone is on Instagram, are they?
I made a little 8 Fold Book to show off my Gothic lettering practice. Each month at the Westcoast Calligraphy Society we receive a homework assignment, and there is a table on which to place your homework for all to see. I try to participate when I can, because I love to see the work that others have done.
I'm reading Je Suis Le Cahier: The Sketchbooks of Picasso. Picasso is my favorite artist, and as he learned by sketching the masters, I thought I'd give it a whirl. It might be a beginning of a deeper study...
I don't have the guts to set out to make a hand drawn, watercolored card. But if I fool around with paper scraps and supplies, sometimes something turns out well enough to be made into something. Go figure.