Last year, November 21. 2014 I had the privilege working with some wonderful children in the sixth grade. We were on our second lesson and I cannot believe how they are really applying what they are learning. Last month I outlined the 5 points of a drawing. We focused that day on shadow and light. … More Last years successful art class
Drawing Shadows is not guess work. WE see light and shadow every day. It is part of our subconscious. So when we start to actually think about shadow and where and how it is drawn, you will find it difficult. we naturally develope what is a normal shadow and what is not normal. for instance. … More Drawing Shadows is not guess work.
Today we’re going to talk about landscaping drawings or paintings. You might have noticed sometimes when you look at a painting something doesn’t look right. Well one of the key elements in a good landscape painting is to make sure that your clouds are drawn in perspective. So if you look at a cloudy sky, … More Perspective in the sky.
One of things that I really appreciated when I went to college was that they wanted us to be prepared for the real world. Even though this was many eons ago in my lifetime I will never forget the importance of creating a portfolio of work that you could show your potential employers. At that … More Marketing: A portfolio must
When you start with photography and you really want to get serious about it, one of the things you need to do is learn how to get your photos ready for print. One of the programs I had heard about but never really touched, was Lightroom by Adobe. I started to do some research and … More Lightroom… the love hate relationship.
Many people have talked about the golden hour in photography it’s the time in the morning just before the Sun rises and the time just before the sunsets sets. This has a wonderful effect on shadow and lighting. We went down to the beach the other evening and walk through the bird sanctuary. Right now … More The golden hour
WE see light and shadow every day. It is part of our subconscious. So when we start to actually think about shadow and where and how it is drawn, you will find it difficult. Before I learned this formula, I would just copy what I saw. But what if you have to do this from … More Good question. Yes? No?
Exploring for those secret places … More Each city has its secret places.
When I was 15 this was a project I did. In Grade 10 I had a very discerning teacher. I had received a C- on a project I had done and was very upset. I stomped into his little office and asked him for an explanation. ” This project is better than anyone else’s in the … More Starting Today