Lines to Paper to Image
November 7, 2011 § 5 Comments
“I don’t like art,” said a friend this past weekend. I gasped in response to that statement. I was surprised at how strong that statement made me feel. How could anyone say that? My friend then went on to explain that growing up he didn’t have many experiences or exposure with art. This made me quite sad. I’m thankful that at a young age I was exposed to art and taught how to appreciate art. In elementary school I was part of an art program that gave young kids a tour of the art museum with our own personal Art Docent explaining the history, artist, and different perspectives on paintings, sculptors, and images. I grew to love Georgia O’ Keefe, learn about Monet’s Water Lilies, appreciate Degas’ dancers, and adore Pollock’s paintings.
These past few months I have been taking the lead on my own art education – enrolling in a Drawing the Figure course through the University. I have learned a lot – mostly lessons on how to look at the figure and transfer that image on to paper.
Lesson 1 – We are made up of so many lines.
Lesson 2 – Give value to an image.
Lesson 3 – See proportions.
Lesson 4 – Capture light from darkness.
A nod to artists who love to teach and share.
Who is one of your favorite artists?