Today was the first of my Drawing and Shading workshops at The Cloud 9 Gallery in Bacup, UK. I started off by demonstrating the different shading techniques and ways in which you can hold a pencil in order to achieve different effects, then i went on to show a couple of different way of going about sketching the outline of an image before starting our main piece. We used the grid system in order to draw our image and then used the techniques we had learned earlier to start shading. As it is a time consuming media we didn't have time to finish our drawings but the work that was done was outstanding and everyone was keen to carry on their drawings at home! I can't wait to see the finished pieces!
Diary of an artist
Here you will be able to keep track of my pieces of art as they develop step by step and witness the challenges i face.