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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!🤞
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. 🤦♀️
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! 😁
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!
(one more try to post the pic of laptop table setup for sketching)
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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). 🙂