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Barbara Campbell Thomas teaches at UNCG and has been there since 2003. She is an excellent example of someone who sees when not seeing. Her personality and work has influenced me greatly and I highly recommend looking at her work and blog as well.
The more clearly you can perceive and draw what you see in the external world,...– Betty Edwards
Excerpt from Drawing on the Right Side of the...
1. Drawing and the Art of Bicycle Riding Learning to draw is really a matter of learning to see – to see correctly – and that means a good deal more than merely looking with the eye. – Kimon Nocolaides The painter draws with his eyes, not with his hands. Whatever he sees, if he sees it clear, he can put down. The putting of it down requires, perhaps, much care and labor, but no more muscular...
The Frame, Positive Space, and Negative Space: How...
What is negative space? When composing a piece of artwork, we generally work with three elements: the frame, the positive space, and the negative space (also called white space). The frame is the bounding size of the artwork, the positive space is the subject, and the negative space is the empty space around the subject.
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Definition: A contour is the line which defines a form or edge - an outline....
john cage: some rules for students and teachers RULE ONE: Find a place you trust, and then try trusting it for awhile. RULE TWO: General duties of a student - pull everything out of your teacher; pull everything out of your fellow students. RULE THREE: General duties of a teacher - pull everything out of your students. RULE FOUR: Consider everything an experiment. RULE FIVE: be...
Beginner's Mind: to my Beginner's Drawing Friends
This blog is to keep us in touch while we are away from the studio. I hope you find it helpful to have a place you can go to when you need or want more. This past first class was a wonderful experience and thank you for being there. Hopefully, we will be able to continue to meet from here on out. If not, still free to come back to this site for help, inspiration, and as a resource. Overview of...
The arts are not a way of making a living. They are a very human way of making...– Kurt Vonnegut