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George’s Artistic Adventure: Shaping Up

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Here’s what I did in today’s drawing class:

Still-life setup and my drawing

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 what he was talking about, so I’ll be practicing my lines. I do feel better about the shapes and their relative sizes and distances from each other. The sphere in particular had improved by the end of class from this potato:

My earlier drawing

Next week, we’re going to continue with this drawing.

Do you remember your first drawing class? What did you have the most trouble with, and what advice did your teacher have? Any tips on drawing straight lines?

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