Often drawing is skipped over as boring, but is the "boring" part because the technique of how to do something unknown and frustration sets in? Or is it wanting to jump ahead to the "good" part of laying down colour? I know we live in an instant gratification society where we want xyz without having to invest time, money or effort. At times it frustrates me deeply. Yet, the key to success is in technique, and of course, lots of practice. Without it its like being given a car but no key. You can play with the knobs and gears and lights, but you can't go anywhere. With these workshops, I hope to share the techniques that were drilled into me years ago with anyone who wishes to learn them. Bring a pencil and your patience.
Between technique applications I have to finish flipping my old studio into the teaching space. Several years ago I bought a second hand professional drafting table for a steal and to be honest, haven't used it to its potential. Its huge and tends to become the repository for large paintings and sheets of paper instead of the space it could be for creating. So for it will head to the barn for storage until I decide what to do with it.
As for these snippets of drawing information, they may be compiled into an ebook in the future or some online classes. This one is not the final piece. The drawing was on a piece of scrap paper (yes, I am not a purist for sketching materials) done at lunch. Some cleaning up will be done before it reaches the world at large! Lucky Duck? Oh yes, he does exist and that is his name. I'll tell you the story of how he got his name at the workshop if you don't already know it. And he really loves a treat of some bread in case you'd like to visit with him and B.D.