Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Skip Work Early & Draw at the Botanical Garden

Our monthly trip to the Botanical Garden was attended by seasonably beautiful weather. Julie West and I found plenty to draw even though we didn't stray too far into the garden. The fountain with the blown glass balls made a good spot to set camp for the afternoon and draw.


Sunday, April 26, 2009

An Hour of Landscape Sketching at Tower Grove Park

I continued my series of Sunday drawing in Tower Grove Park. Patric and I stumbled upon a celebration by the DAR. We got some people sketches, and then wandered over to the lake to see what was going on over there. An hour is a good amount of sketching on a lazy Sunday afternoon. 

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Sketching at the Art Museum

Judy has also set up a drawing session at the Saint Louis Art Museum. On the 25th of April we went to the Museum and although the traffic was a bit tricky due to simultaneous events going on in the park, we were able to get some good sketching in.


We ended up outside on the hill drawing the Henry Moore sculpture. The hillside was abuzz with people picnicing and flying kites. Judy, Aaron, and I showed up for this one.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Figure Drawing 101: Drawing at Chris manzo's Studio

At our Drawing and Painting Meetup hosted by Chris, Alvin talks about the difference between outline and contour. Aaron tells us about the velocity of edges and how to represent them including finding "passages" that create dimension.

Sorry about the lower resolution on this one. I think the message is still conveyed if you listen. Both Alvin and Aaron had some super observations to share and we were all grateful for both.

Drawings above by Captain Mark, Havoc and Aaron

Beautiful work Guys! Thanks to some spectacular modelling too!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Figure Drawing 101: Regina and Eric at Chris Manzo's Studio

Quick Nudels



Elaine Swanger draws in watercolor

Some drawings by other artists: