It is Inktober! This year I am taking the course from Sktchy: Inktober2020 Portrait Challenge. I am not planning to stick to only portraits, but I am going through each day’s course and using what I am learning.
My main focus this month is learning portraiture. Portraiture has terrified me my entire art life. It is time to lay that ghost.
Day 1 of the classes I learned how to create ink delivery systems out of sticks from the back yard and dipping ink. It was so much fun! I thought Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s image lent itself well to this style. This was such a freeing experience.
6 of my nieces have joined me this year. We zoom once a week to look at what we are doing and I give them one assignment a week. This week was to do a blind drawing and then I also have to do it. I forgot how much fun some of these fundamental drawing exercises are! I hope they can cut loose and just enjoy their pens.
Those look phenomenal!! The radio looks interesting, did you keep your eyes closed the entire time? It sounds like something I’d want to try out😂
Thanks! The radio is called a one line blind drawing – you do not pick up your pen/pencil and you do not look at your page – only looking at the subject matter. I set my page outside of my peripheral vision so I can not “cheat”.
Thank you so much for the info! I’ll try it out soon!