This sketch of Betty White was created for her birthday a few days ago – what a special lady! It was practice to keep the focus on the important features of the portrait – her eyes and nose are distinctive, so pen lines (added after painting) focus on the face and extend only a little bit into the hair and remainder of the image.
Lots of students have been sharing their homework in our Facebook group – it’s all classes mixed in together so you can see what other students are creating in other classes and decide if you think you want to try one.
I’m going to test out Facebook Live for Drawing 101 students Sunday Jan 21 at 1pm Pacific time; we’ll be looking at how to use a grid to enlarge an image. (Replay should be available after that.) In future live broadcasts I’ll cover tips for different classes on this website. While students not in class are welcome to watch, I won’t be answering questions that are already covered in class, just elaborating on a particular tip related to class content.
And a note about the group: you guys know I overwhelm my plate with to-do’s on a regular basis. I’m checking in on the Facebook group each evening, so if I don’t answer there right away, know I’ll be swinging in later. I did ask Rosy this week to be a moderator, though, so she’s being super helpful and encouraging, and can help approve new members when I’m not around. (But she’s in Hawaii so you might still need to wait for time zones a little bit!)
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Note: the PMP group for Drawing 101 students is still there, but the process for uploading is more challenging for some, so it seems more are sharing on Facebook. Either is ok though.