Nancy Gilbert

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  • in reply to: Saturday Drawing Class #25168
    Nancy Gilbert
    Participant

    Hi Janet, there wasn’t a link for last week’s class because it was the first one and there were a few things to juggle as it got worked out in progress. Matt mentioned something about recording and sharing the sessions with the other members who can’t attend, so that might happen for future ones. Here’s hoping!🤞

    in reply to: Saturday Drawing Class #25146
    Nancy Gilbert
    Participant

    Really enjoyed the first class! Though, man, am I slow when it comes to drawing in a “real-time” setting. So very out of practice with live drawing. 😳 Weekly is fine for me, though I know at least one person who will only be able to catch the video version because of the 10am EDT start. But I’m sure they’d enjoy the video (as would I in case other things interfere with my schedule).
    I like the ideas proposed above and would be interested to see something on starting a still life, or a cast portrait or even a self portrait. Heck, pretty much anything. 😄

    Thanks again – and looking forward to the next one!

    Ps. Matt, I posted a still from the first class on Instagram (with my final drawing). Is that ok? I blurred out the Zoom meeting number, but figured I’d better check – a little late, but better than never, I hope. 🤦‍♀️

    in reply to: Palomino Blackwing Pencils #20902
    Nancy Gilbert
    Participant

    Hi Madison,
    I’m also #TeamBlackwingPalomino. Those and ColErase are my go-to pencils, both types great but for different reasons. The ColErase for cool linework drawings and the Blackwing for rich value studies. The Blackwing is so smooth it almost makes me feel like I can draw! 😁
    ~ Nancy

    in reply to: Instagram "sketchbook" #18075
    Nancy Gilbert
    Participant

    Hey Andy,
    I don’t have an Instagram set up for art, just life stuff, but I try to tag my random scrawls, sketches and doodleclub draws under the Instagram hashtag #bcgdraw.
    (Warning, my actual Instagram account is largely food and assorted animals or insects.)
    Nice work on the anamorphic alphabet – that’s a heck of a project!

    in reply to: Basic questions #18046
    Nancy Gilbert
    Participant

    (one more try to post the pic of laptop table setup for sketching)

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    in reply to: Basic questions #18045
    Nancy Gilbert
    Participant

    Hi Adina,
    Re: holding one’s sketchbook, I used to lean mine (hardbound for longer sketches, studies and finished drawings and spiral bound for timed gesture and expression sketches – both types 8 1/2 x 11″) against my knees and a table to get the right angle. Very impractical and uncomfortable. Then I found a bamboo “laptop” desk (that I think is meant to be used in bed). 2/3s of the top can be angled up and the static 1/3 is great for holding my tablet for references. I set it (with the legs closed) on a small computer table for drawing in the evening, though it could probably be used on a desk with a proper chair. See pic attached – if it works. (For a comfortingly capable background listening/watching show I recommend catching up on the Great British Bake Off or listening to random science podcasts, but each to their own). 🙂

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