Gage Academy of Art – Week 2

Hello again! Last week, contour drawing. – This week we were turning form. I think mine turned out ok. The paper I was using had a lot more tooth than it should have. For some reason the recommended brand doesn’t come in smooth any more. The new way of holding my pencil is also holding me up a bit. I need to practice.

The roadblock with the pencil is my left-handed brain.  So, it may sound weird to you right-handers, if you’ve never had to learn something from a lefty.  But looking at how a pencil is being held in a right hand and converting that to how I would hold it and use it in my left hand is kinda tricky. Try to learn something from an “other” hander and you will understand.

Once, in wood shop in 9th grade, I was using a jig saw.  I had my hands placed exactly where the shop teacher explained they should be for safety. My hands were backwards.  You know what that means? I came about five jig saw cuts close to cutting my left thumb off.  Luckily, I moved my hand in time.

Next week we start charcoal.  This week – practice adding value!

Seattle, WA, USA

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