Still Life with fruit I
9" x 12" graphite
It may be a bit difficult to call a demo a demo if only the value map and contour drawing are done in class and most of the shading later. But time is always a challenge in drawing and as I tell workshop participants, there's no rush and no time limit on drawing.
Its the rush that becomes the downfall of many a good drawing.
Here is the in-between drawing from the last post to this one. Taken with my cell phone, the image isn't as crisp as it could be.
In workshops I usually have a completed drawing done in several stages so people can see how I construct and shade a piece. There's a continual conversation going on in my head which I try to verbalize in class. Its a voice that's constantly comparing relationships of one object or space to another to make sure proportion is correct. It sounds crazy, but it works. I think we all have a voice (or two) in our heads that guide us through drawings and paintings.
This is the finished drawing from last weekend's workshop. I always forget how much I enjoy drawing until I am away from it for awhile then return. The next advanced drawing workshop is in May and will be all about drawing animals. Like still life, there's a formula for that too. Really, its that simple with drawing. You just need to know how to compare relationships, measure proportion and be patient. Oh, and practice!