drawing Archive

George’s Artistic Adventure: The Next Step

You can read the rest of this series here. A belated update on my drawing and stained glass classes from last week: In Basic Drawing, George Tkabladze had us finish the still life we’ve been working on by adding the drapery and shading in a background. I think a lot of us struggled with Read more →

George’s Artistic Adventure: Shading and Grinding

You can read the rest of this series here. I’m still busy with my classes at The Art League. On Wednesday, our drawing class got a crash course in shading from George Tkabladze. Having perfected — more or less — the shapes in our still lifes, we got to work bringing them to life. Read more →

George’s Artistic Adventure: Week 4 1/2

See the rest of this series here. This week Basic Drawing met for the fifth time and Stained Glass met for the fourth time. Here’s where my stained glass panel is so far: The pattern paper is on top of the magenta and brown pieces, and the green (top row center) looks black in Read more →

George’s Artistic Adventure: Shaping Up

See the rest of this series here. Here’s what I did in today’s drawing class: That was taken near the end of class, though I fixed it up some after that. In particular, instructor George suggested I work on straight lines (as well as centering the subject on the paper). I can definitely see Read more →

George’s Artistic Adventure: Drawing, Day Two

Read my post from the first week of class here. Instructor George started off class this morning with a quick demo of our still life setup, which included our bottle friend from last time as well as a pear-like object and a pyramid on its side. He told us fear of drawing is a Read more →

George’s Artistic Adventure: Drawing, Day One

To read the introduction to this series, click here. Today was my first drawing class, and it went well! The teacher, George Tkabladze — henceforth “instructor George” — had us jump right in by drawing the still life setup below. Then he came around to give each of us pointers. I glanced around to Read more →