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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sketchy Post

My Dearest Bloggy Buddies!
Please forgive my absence...
Shall I just use the Holidays as an excuse and be done explaining myself?  I imagine everyone nodding in understanding right now :P
Thank you...

I do have a wee something to share with you today.
I know I have mentioned the free courses over at Amy's before....it really is a lot of fun to try something new...and chat and laugh with the other girls taking the class....
I highly recommend you joining in if you haven't already!

Today's class was taught by Jay at Moon-Light Creations.  He chose some photo references for us to work off of and gave us tips for shading, gridding and drawing the human form.
I have to admit, I'm not a sketcher.....at least not for the sake of just sketching alone.  If it is to map out a painting or grander scale work, I'll quickly put pencil to paper or canvas and plug in the basics.....but, I'm more of a dive right in kinda girl...

I usually avoid complicated body angles and full length views, too, cuz I'm a lazy kinda girl also!
It is exactly these types of photos, of course, that he happened to choose....
Naturally....haha!

He had us do some very quick ones....just getting the main idea and posture of the pic....
I darkened the lines for you so it would show up better here, but otherwise, made no more additions to it after class was thru.
I chose scrapbook paper to draw on thinking it would make things more interesting....instead, it's a bit distracting....oops :)
I don't measure or grid anything when I draw. I just "eyeball" things...so some of the proportions are off.

Here's another quickie sketch...
I'm generally pretty pleased with these.  Since I don't speed sketch often, I wasn't sure how they'd turn out... I love that I have to try new things in these classes....because the teacher says so ;)

The most challenging was the one where he gave us time to really work on shading and hair (which I'm not good at) and experiment with varying lead hardnesses.
I haven't spend this much time drawing in ages!
And it felt really good to just focus on making marks on paper...almost zen-like....except for the school-girl banter going on in the text box....that I just couldn't stop giggling at!


You really should join the next class! ;P

I hope to be back with lots of new stuff...soon....
....very soon!

Thank you for taking time out of your hectic Holiday schedules to check in with me! 
 I just love you guys!!

Big Hugs,
Cameron

17 comments:

Carmen said...

Love these classes even when am just sitting watching them. I shall catch up on this one soon as.

Your bottom piccie is a hottie. Will she be featuring in a painting soon?

Caatje said...

I really like the idea of sketching on scrapbook paper. Love your drawings, especially the last one.

Diane said...

Very excellent drawings--I missed this class--I like to "tune in" when I can. I hope it recorded--I'd love to watch it.

NatashaMay said...

You're making me look bad. I have nothing to show. :)

These all look amazing but I must say you didn't listen to the teacher about the big boobs. :)) BIG boobs! :))

Jennifer said...

You've got such a talent Cam. You're eye for detail and natural shapes is just not something that I think can be taught in an artist, it comes naturally. You've got it down pat! Hope all is lovely and and cheerful down your way, and that the holidays aren't proving tooo stressful for you. Hee hee!

Jay said...

Wow those are really good...I'm so glad you enjoyed the class.

Raven Moon Magic said...

Awesome Cam, I have gotten so lazy with sketching too, I always use my photocopier, carbon paper and overhead projector, god thats lazy!
I think I have this Sunday morning free so I will join you this time, can you send me a link and I will double check the exact time it starts for me. Woop finally joining in. thanks for the inspiration, the last lady looks great with that amazing layered dress and flowing hair, what are you gonna do with them now, watercolour???

xxx
shazza

Piarom said...

love the idea to sketch on scrapbookpaper and how it turned out at the last pic. looks way better than the original :-)

WrightStuff said...

You positioned the last one just perfectly! I enjoyed the class too - just need to catch up on the bit I missed!

Lisa Graham Art said...

Your sketches are excellent Cameron and I too love that look they have on the scrapbook papers. Too fun. You are so talented!

Fallingladies said...

Sketches are Great! And it sounds like you all had so much fun!...... But what I really came to say is OH MY GOD!!!!!!! Thank you so much for my secret Santa gifts!,!!,!!!!!!!! You are an excellent stalker as I totally love everything you sent and the wonderful way you packaged it all up with the notes, so much fun! Thank you thank you, totally was a joy to open everything!
-Andrea

Joyce van der Lely said...

nice sketching Cam !! I always have problems with the time difference with these classes being in the southern hemisphere....ah well.....can't do everything....

Treehugger_31 said...

I really love that last one!

JessiVille said...

Hi Cam! Love the sketches! The last girlie took my breath away. You did a beautiful job with the details and shading and the "flowiness". I will have to try and catch one of Amy's classes. It sounds like such fun!
Happy Holidays!
Jessi xox

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You are so talented my friend! I would need more than classes! Happy holidays to you and your family! ♥♥♥

Faerie Moon Creations said...

These look really great, Cam. :) You did a fine job. I agree with you on avoiding awkward body positions - the thing I always hated most was drawing hands...and feet! LOL

Heather Henry said...

Wow, these are truly fantastic. You are quite the artist. I'm so amazed at the variety of things you do. It really is so awesome to see how diversified you are. I'm inspired! :) Have a groovy day!!

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