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George’s Artistic Adventure: The Next Step

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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 drapery, as is to be expected, but George had lots of suggestions for tackling the problem and making the tablecloth look round and realistic without distracting from the subject. I’m still not satisfied with the final product, but it definitely improved from the beginning of class:

Any tips on making convincing drapery that you’ve learned? For the final two classes, we’ll be working on new projects.

In Stained Glass, my panel is shaping up.

I finished almost all of the grinding, so that the pieces now match the pattern and fit together properly. I added arrows so you can see where the green and magenta pieces are, since they don’t show up in the photo:

I’m going to move on to copper foiling next week, and I’ll also get more pictures of what other students in my class are working on. Here’s our teacher, Jimmy Powers, and my classmate P.K. with the many pieces of glass that will make up her lamp:

More next week!

— George

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