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Drawing for the Terrified – and Not so Terrified

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Portraits in Pastel from photos

I’m starting this drawing with a dark pastel pencil, with a tonal study, but this is actually the basis of my colour drawing.  People often struggle with getting the proportions right when th… Source: Portraits in Pastel from photos

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Drama in pastel

After playing with fluffy clouds, I went for a drive the next day and was amazed at the dramatic cloudscapes that I encountered. This was the beginning of that spectacular weather that blew over se… Source: Drama in pastel

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Pears in Pastel

In my first post on drawing in charcoal I demonstrated a tonal study of two pears. This time I am preparing for a pastel drawing, of two different pears (I ate the other two). I begin this time wit… Source: Pears … Continue reading

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Drawing in charcoal

It’s often hard to decide at what stage a charcoal drawing is finished. I can see the shape and volume of these pears at this very early stage of the drawing. I started by rubbing the side of… Source: Drawing … Continue reading

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Sketches of the human form

Off to Melbourne tomorrow for a quick trip so I will have more airport fun. In the meantime I’ve been sorting out my GOOD life drawings. I have about 300 that I still haven’t photographed – very often I’ll look … Continue reading

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#Sketchaday 24: a kayak expedition(sketch in the pipeline) and more local scenery

Last night in Revelstoke tonight, so we had to have one last expedition – a kayak tour in the lake above the dam. This time we met just a few hundred metres from the dam and headed upstream, but never … Continue reading

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Drawing for the Terrified – and Not so Terrified

Download the latest schedule here:Schedule for Drawing Classes, August to December 2016 Julia Wakefield In 1992, I was asked to devise a drawing course for beginners at a further education college … Source: Drawing for the Terrified – and Not … Continue reading

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#Sketchaday 16: ‘This is what we do on BC day’….and when is a sketch finished?

I started two watercolour sketches today, when we took a trip up to the reservoir behind the Revelstoke Canyon Dam, one of more than a score of dams in the Kootenay region that supply BC’s el… Source: #Sketchaday 16: ‘This … Continue reading

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Sketchaday 15:from the cheerfully macabre back to the sublime

The weather remained uncertain today so we didn’t attempt any ambitious hikes. We gave Mum and Dad a break this morning so they could have their first trail bike ride together since Leo was b… Source: Sketchaday 15:from the cheerfully … Continue reading

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