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April 21, 2013
I hope everything is going well in your artistic world!
Enjoy experimenting with the template and move outside your limitations to be more creative. There is no harm if they don't work out, remember you are still getting results that ultimately lead to your success.
My next exciting bit of news is about an art course that we are all invited to participate in, at no charge.
On our All About Drawings Facebook page, Sue shared a link to 6 free lessons at the Derwent Academy. I signed up recently and it really is terrific, thanks Sue!
Once you complete the 6 classes, you receive a certificate from the Academy and a wooden box of 18 Derwent pencils. That is such a generous gift and wonderful encouragement to compel us to finish.
The Derwent Art Academy is based in the U.K. but it doesn't matter where you live, you will receive the gift.
There are a few things you need to know though:
If you are interested in this course, log in here to start. I guarantee there are no fees attached.
I was a little disappointed the classes went away from graphite but once I started the color lessons, I really enjoyed them. Lesson 3 was my favorite because they share many ways to achieve different effects with pencil.
As far as I can tell, there doesn't appear to be any time restraints for completing each lesson so just enjoy them!
If you don't want to do the lessons, you can still see the great range of hints and tips the Academy staff kindly share with everyone.
Drawing Tip of the MonthTo improve your observation skills, give yourself the daily challenge of recreating something that you saw during the day and portray it as best you can.
This can be anything like a cup, a car or a building, etc, - you decide and set the challenge as easy or hard as you want it to be. It doesn't matter, it all works towards improving your memory and forcing yourself to be more observant.
I am a classic case of unobservant! I'm a bit old to be trying to change that but the fact is I can do it.
The drawing process is to look, study, portray. Look, study, portray. This daily challenge will strengthen your ability to retain more detail and portray more accurately.
Handy LinksHere are some online drawing books that I bought to help me when I first started to draw. They all have a money-back guarantee which is fantastic because the books I like may not necessarily be the same ones you like.
If you have any drawing questions, please visit the frequently asked questions page to find your answers.
Drawing is a very economical hobby - see the few basic supplies you need to get started.
Are we connected on Facebook for All About Drawings yet? Please join in with me, I'd love your company.
, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to read this issue.
Until next time, I wish you many creative days!
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"Be yourself, everyone else is already taken." - Oscar Wilde
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