|This is a drawing I did before I took any classes, it is from a magazine cut out that I copied.|
After the painting class I took a short break from art classes and then spring of my sophomore year I took a drawing class. Again, loved it. It is hard to take art classes every term if you are not majoring in art because each class can be anywhere from three hours to eight hours. Eek, that is just hard to fit into a class schedule. Unfortunately, I wasn't very motivated to be in school and decided to drop out. I ended up failing that drawing class because I was unable to drop it from my schedule. However, my failing grade was in no way a reflection of my desire to be in the class or my effort toward it. I learned some good stuff and got one of my favorite pieces of work from that class.
|I did this while in my first drawing class. It looks better in person because the light didn't hit the graphite pencil the right way and made some of it glow.|
Anyways, I write this to say that now I have so much more free time! It is amazing. I am starting to feel motivated to have a normal life again. I've started reading books, my home is cleaner, I've had time to spend with friends, andddd I'm getting some projects done (which is very fulfilling for me).
Well here are some of my "masterpieces." They aren't anything too special, but I am pretty proud of them. Also, the picture quality isn't very good because I don't have an amazing camera, so you will just have to imagine that they are sharper images.
|This was one of our early drawing. It is a contour drawing, done by picking up the pen from the paper as little as possible. It was done with a very fine point pen that didn't bleed.|
|This is also a contour drawing, but we were able to pick up our pencil while we did it and was done with line variation. Done in graphite pencils.|
|Three more drawings done in contour line variation.|
|This is kind of boring, but we were learning to add value. This as well as the rest were done with soft vine charcoal and compressed charcoal.|
|This was done covering the whole page in charcoal and then erasing out the apples and adding darker value with compressed charcoal.|
|This is a horse skull.|
|This is on a light blue charcoal paper, and along with black charcoal we used a white compressed charcoal. This is probably my favorite from that class (although I'm not in love with my knife).|
|This was our final drawing... It was so hard and took forever! I wasn't sure I was going to finish. I am just happy that my face didn't end up having a pig nose. This was also done on a light blue charcoal paper which you cant see in this picture.|
Well... that's all I got. My friend Jamie took this class with me, and she is amazing! I wish I had some pictures of her work. She hasn't ever taken a drawing class and wasn't even a fan of drawing before this class. She turned out to be the best one in the class (in my opinion). Just goes to show that you never know what you are capable of until you try.