New on board, Sandrine from Copenhagen, Denmark!
A few words about why I am here:
It’s the old story of the midlife crisis that reignites a neglected interest! The first remedy for me was to take a drawing course that was based on Betty Edwards’ “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” method after a nearly 15 year hiatus from drawing anything a bit complex.
It has helped me a lot to get back on tracks, and since, I have been on the lookout for a structured approach to learn and practice, in a flexible way, not only drawing, but also colour and painting. My goal is to feel more comfortable drawing not only what I see as I see it, but what I want and may not be able to see anywhere else but in my imagination.
After coming across your three value study video on Youtube this week, I discovered your channel and I was really impressed by the amount and quality of the advice you share. I also find it really motivating that you use some of my favourite artists like John Singer Sargent and Mucha as references. I am looking forward to diving into the courses!
Some context for the image:
This is my “before” drawing (charcoal on Lana Esquisse paper, A3 format). I attend a weekly figure drawing practice class, and I have realised that I really need a strategy about how to approach the 5 to 15 minute drawings. I’m quite disorganised and easily get stuck with hesitations about one detail for several minutes. Then, in panic, I try to finish up the rest of the body, shading here and there.
The drawing I have uploaded is a typical example of that.
Thanks in advance for your advice!