It is a mystery how some people seem to be able to draw ANYTHING without any effort at all. Others have to sit over their drawing for hours, erasing and tweaking…
Well. A person who can draw just anything, so easily, is really rare. And a person who wants a final product just so perfect, well, not really that unusual. But honestly, most of us need a little help learning how to draw – stuff. There are SO MANY BOOKS to help people learn to draw, and if one is patient, and studies them carefully, one CAN learn to draw. Or I can help you.
I teach people how to draw. Little People, and bigger people. I will teach you how to accomplish what you visualize, in black, and white, and gray! Learning simple strategies for effective results. My results are affected by genetic tremor. BUT. I still LOVE TO DRAW – and so can you!
Yes, everyone knows how to use a pencil. But there is way more to drawing in graphite than just – using a pencil. First with technology, graphite is changing and allowing us to do so many beautiful things, we could only do with ink before.
Secondly, graphite is a wonderful way to express yourself, with so little by way of baggage! Just grab some paper, your pencil case – and go!
Tonal values (contrast) are an important part of any artwork. Graphite drawing is the first step in planning where a piece of artwork is going. A graphite drawing (yes some people prefer charcoal, and the same techniques apply) is to a painting what an outline is to a short story or book. Yes you can do a painting without a plan, but it will work out much better with a plan.
Additionally, graphite drawings are beautiful in their own space.
Classes for March and April 2019 at The Hobby Lobby ( Map) in Statesville, I will be teaching several Graphite classes, but the first one, The Introduction to Graphite covers the most information regarding – HOW graphite – can change your creative life!!!
Not just Pencils – Graphite has many uses, and we explore all the tips and tricks used by professional to create stunning results! We will explore different types of drawing, and planning your piece. Teacher will demonstrate various methods.
March – April 2019 Learn to draw Trees – Skies – Water.