Squiggly Line Figure Drawing

ⓒ Barbara Goodsitt

Ann Arbor Women Artists recently rented a space where we have several artists studios, hold workshops, meetings, lectures and life drawing sessions.

I joined the life drawing group. Here is my most recent figure drawing done with colored pencils. I  experimented with a squiggly line technique that was inspired by John Smolko's beautiful colored pencil paintings. This was done in a two hour sitting.


New Colored Pencil Drawing Lesson

ⓒ Barbara Goodsitt

Here is one of the new lessons I will be including in my next colored pencil drawing class on Saturdays with Washtenaw Community College - Life Long Learning. This will be presented after students work on some basic exercises. This piece provides the opportunity to learn:
  • tonal layering
  • how to distinguish between foreground and background
  • developing dark backgrounds
  • working with odorless mineral spirits 
  • using colorless blenders. 

ⓒ Barbara Goodsitt
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New Years

Life Drawing
ⓒ Barbara Goodsitt

Happy New Year! 
Best of luck to those out there who are trying to improve themselves.  Let us hope we always find new goals to work towards.

I will be joining a figure drawing group held with Ann Arbor Women Artists. This New Year also  finds me teaching more colored pencil drawing classes (see previous post) as well as developing a new course to help artists beak through "creative blocks" with creative exercises.