My little art girls came yesterday, but only two of them. We worked on gesture drawings of people in photographs. The idea was to do a fairly quick sketch loosely - trying to get the basic shape and movement. Adding some shading and details to finish the drawing was part of the process, so that the viewer gets the idea of what is going on. Last week we did a perspective drawing that had two tiny people in the background. My girls did well on the perspective part, since that was the lesson, but their people were not so well. That is why we worked on people sketching. As in all our lessons, we work on drawing what you see and not what you think you see. One of my little art girls gets this. I can see the light-bulb going off - enlightenment happening. It is fun to see her learning. The other girl, well, as in all art classes, there are some who just do their thang - right or wrong. I'm constantly saying things like, "Now you drew a foot, but is that the way the foot looks in the photo?" or "That's hair, but is it her hair?" Although I can see this girl learning, she does not have an eye for drawing. I am hoping her paintings work better when we get to them. Sometimes someone who does not draw well, can paint. Sometimes not. Doesn't really matter, does it? We are hear to have fun.
Here are my three sketches: