Tag Archives: Emoting

The Watercolor Teacher

It was the first day of the spring semester, the only day we do not paint in class. Our teacher explained what we will learn and what materials we will need. I sketched her as she spoke. At one point she described … Continue reading

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The Happiness Of It All

There are some really special moments in life and a baby shower for a much-loved teacher is surely one of those moments. Fifteen years ago a freshly credentialed young woman arrives at a middle school and takes over a position … Continue reading

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Signs from the Women’s March in San Diego

I spent the afternoon reworking my sketch from yesterday. Although I liked the chaotic energy of yesterday’s sketch, I also wanted to make it more of a cohesive story. In this redone sketch I have groups of figures standing together. … Continue reading

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Holiday Shopping

It was a long line and the bright bouquet in the arms of a fellow shopper kept catching my eye. I began to watch as she interacted with her companion. They seemed so glad to be with each other that it made me glad … Continue reading

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Street Ball

The model yesterday at the figure drawing class conveyed fitness. She was strong, limber and full of energy and I caught some of her athleticism in the brush drawing of her above. One of my goals for this blog is … Continue reading

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Sketch on Tinted Paper

Today our figure drawing class continued to work on portraits. There were six models so we were able to get up close. I chose this particular model as her facial expression and posture are so lovely and the textures in her … Continue reading

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Luke Keeps an Eye on Me

I have been enjoying experimenting with charcoal, pastels and water. I am getting a greater range of textures and luminance than when I use watercolor alone. And, the water fixes the charcoal and pastel, eliminating the need for the regular fixative with … Continue reading

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