|We had a shading lesson today. If you can draw a ball, you can draw a face.|
There are a couple of things I really enjoy about my class:
- One of the moms is teaching my boys writing composition while I teach her girls drawing. It is such a good trade. I hate teaching writing!
- I get to have a house full of sweet, giggly, teenage girls for a few hours which is a nice change from having 3 boys in the house 24/7. I'm not dogging my boys, mind you, they are the best! (They secretly love having the girls here too.)
- It has pushed me back into doing something that I truly enjoy.
- I get to pass on my love for realistic drawing which is wonderful too!
This book, Draw Real People by Lee Hammond, is the one that I teach out of. It breaks down the face into pieces and uses a grid system for accuracy. Lee's books are great! If you have any drawing ability, give it a try!
I studied art in college but took a long break from drawing while the kids were little. I enjoy all kinds of arts and crafts and have tried just about everything but I truly love drawing and sewing. The last couple of years I haven't been able to draw as much as I like since we were building the house. So this portrait has been incomplete for a long time. This week I finished it. Two years and it is finally done!
It is of my youngest all dressed up in his hat and vest. It is one of my all time favorite photos. I see flaws in my own work but overall I am happy with the way it turned out. Most of all, I'm glad it's finished! Now, I have 2 more boys to do. Then I am going to draw my horse.