Saturday, October 29, 2016

A Peak Inside My Art-Class Sketchbook

    So yesterday was the last day of our home school co-op classes, which we did every Friday for the last eight weeks. One of my classes was Art, taught by a professional artist! ;) On the Friday before last, our teacher brought our sketchbooks home with her to grade them. I got an A (though she almost wanted to give me a B for not doing enough... oops). :D AND she said that my portraits were amazing, and that I had amazing talent! Can you believe that a professional artist would think that about my drawings? =D

   Ahem! Anyhow, here are some drawings... some good.... some not-so-good, but it gives you an idea of what my sketchbook looks like. :) ... if you even care, that is. :P  

   This was from the very first class. Our teacher set up a still- life on the table and we had to draw it. I like the cloth folds, but the fruit was hard... I couldn't find much value, so it's almost all one shade of gray. :P

     Just drawing... for homework. We were supposed to have four pages front and back filled in our sketchbooks each week............... a goal I almost reached once. :P I should've tried harder to get enough! 
    Oh, the drawing about is a geode rock (my sister's) by the way.

    The next week we did another still-life. It's the drawing on the right page. The cup's shape is pretty... bad. The other page is a bunch of random stuff. And a value scale.

   On the third week, we learned about positive and negative space. Basically, your subject is positive space, and the background is negative space. So we did another still life, except this time we drew the outline, then filled in the space inside with black. Like a silhouette drawing. :) This one above is the one I did for homework. It's my candlestick and holder perched on some books. :)

    More at-home drawings. Hands are the perfect thing to draw when you don't have any subjects. Just draw your hand. ;)

    Sort of a quicker drawing that's supposed to be Hiccup from How to Train Your Dragon... I need to do a better one of him sometime, because I like Hiccup. ;)

    I like this one. :) I sat on the couch and drew my dad's buck, which had pretty recently come from the taxidermist. :)

    Painting week. :) Here are some I did at home. The fun, colorful flower one...

...and a tree. :)

Candle! :)

   And, er, this just shows you what happens sometimes when I'm drawing random things. So I drew an apple, a leaf, an eyeball... then decide to draw another eyeball and finish the face, and the girl ends up with an apple sitting above her eyebrow, and a leaf on her forehead. :P

    This week was... um, something to do with rulers and straight lines, and everything matching up on houses and city-scapes. Not really my favorite, but yea. I like more messy, not precise drawing. Like people. ;) But anyhow, the picture above is my city-scape, half-finished as it looks. ;P

    Then, the best one of all: Portraits! =D My favorite thing to draw has always been people. So we learned some things about how to divide the face and where to put the eyes, nose, and mouth. Then we had to draw a lady from a picture. My result is above. Didn't exactly look like her, but that's what I got. ;)

     Here's one of my homework projects from that week. It's supposed to be my self-portrait, but it isn't quite right. I do think the nose looks fairly accurate. :) What do you guys think isn't right about it?

    And here's Anna. :) I really enjoy drawing animated characters like this! :)

    The week we turned in our sketchbooks, we all went outside and drew from what was around us.

       Then the last week we did another still-life, and some exercises to help us loosen up and draw faster. :) This drawing above is (if you can't tell. ;P) some animal skull in the still life. Lovely, right? :P  

     Anyhow, I hope you enjoyed looking at some of my drawings from my art class! I'm glad I took it! :)



  1. I love the self-portrait! I think it looks a lot like you!
    And the one of Anna is really good. =D
    I enjoyed seeing these!

    1. Aw, thanks! :)
      Thank you! There's something about drawing character's from animated movies that's really fun. :D

  2.'ve got some serious talent, girl.
    Can I pick three favorites?! =) I would have to say the candle, your self-portrait, and Anna!
    You did a wonderful job!!

    1. Thank you so much! :)
      I'm glad you like those! :D