blocking in the major shapes using charcoal and pastel
First day of a three day workshop in Springfield, OR with Dawn Emerson. Wow! Dawn is a dynamo and she moves and teaches with grace and energy. I feel stuffed with ideas and new challenges to think more, try more, play more.
We did a series of drawing exercises, designed to loosen up, look better, vary the line, mass the value shapes, and all the while maintain a playful attitude. I loved every minute of it! Many times, we walked around the room to look at all of the drawings. I learned a lot by seeing how others handled the same exercise. What a great group of participants!
Today my contentment can be measured by the charcoal in the cracks of my fingers. Lots and lots!
The top photo shows my final drawing, a synthesis of everything from the day. More to come tomorrow! But, first, to sleep!