I started Sadie Valeri’s Online Program in May 2016 and I finally finished the basic Classical drawing program. The drawing program consist of learning how to draw the spheres and ellipses perfectly, shading, copying the Bargue plates, and blocking in still life objects. These lessons have been life-changing in my art and had taught me more about drawing more accurately and shading techniques. What was so invaluable are her personal critiques which aid my learning faster and at a very affordable price.
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Sadie has a Youtube channel that provides some ideas of her teaching methods.
Day 4 is an assignment from Watts Atelier Online. It involves doing a detailed pencil drawing of a male cast from a photograph and then painting with burnt umber and white. I used the classical technique of drawing of plumb lines and angles especially around the head (that was a bear). It took me about 3 hours to do.
I am following Leslie Saeta’s Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge. Still not too late to join.
Mechanical pencils, white charcoal on Fabriano Tiziano toned paper. 10 x 13 inches. Done at the Art-is-Davis open studio in 2 1/2 hours.
mechanical pencils with white charcoal on toned paper
Conte a Paris, white charcoal on toned paper