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Drawing Lesson No. 7

April 18 2018

Today’s drawing lesson has less to do with specific instruction but more to do with style. There are those who suggest that critical thinking but not manual dexterity should be taught to the young artistic mind. We, however, differ in that we are convinced that the ‘how to’ is as important to teach as is the means of forming ‘the idea’.

The example pictures shown are that of a glass factory and glass blower. Both of these images rendered in lino block are an example of a reductive method of creating art. Michelangelo reportedly stated, The more the marbles wastes, the more the statue grows.” Also, these examples touch on Chiaroscuro which is the study of using light and dark as the driving effect of depicting a drawn, painted, carved subject.

Get yourself a black piece of paper and a white pencil and draw the picture of your choice. You’ll have to sort of think backward a little, but that’s the fun of the exercise. In the end, you will have ‘…divided the light from darkness’.


Quote of the Week

March 27 2018

“I used to live in a room full of mirrors, all I seen was me. Well I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors. Now the whole world is here for me to see.

–  Johnny Allen Hendrix

Quote of the Week

December 3 2017

“My boy, you can draw all the pictures you want, but marketing is everything.”

– Russ Molloy, Bel Canto Records

Roy G. Biv

November 30 2017

You can live a long time and still run into stuff you’ve never heard of. Such is the case for us with ‘Roy G. Biv’ or ‘Roygbiv’. Overhearing this word mentioned, it sounded as though it was a person’s name. Indeed as it turns out, some have assumed it as their moniker, and others have named endeavors by this acronym. As you roll your eyes at us for our lack of knowledge, the meaning of Roygbiv is all the colors of the rainbow.

R – Red
O – Orange
Y – Yellow
G – Green
B – Blue
I – Indigo
V – Violet

There you have it, all the colors of the rainbow.