Hi Lois, thought I would send you a quick note to tell you how much I appreciate your YouTube videos. I found you last December when I purchased a Breville smart oven. I'd never really used a toaster oven for anything other than toast and since finding you I've been cooking like crazy! My husband thinks that's wonderful.
Also I introduced my daughter to your art lessons and she is delighted, especially with the stencil one of the fishes! You encourage people of all skill levels to feel less intimidated by the thought of actually 'doing' a painting! Anyway, just saying thank you and to let you know how much we enjoy Charlie as well. Kindest regards,
Hey lois I am a emerging artist here in sc I haven't had the opportunity to go to formal art schools I have been drawing all my life as far back as I can remember. I saw your free art classes online and book marked them and when I have more supplies am going back.
I want to be taken seriously, I have started getting my art out there, and have started just recently showing, my art, and sold a total of three works for aprox300.00 a piece
I still don't feel like I am a good enough artists and I desire to learn always learning I am sending some samples of a small amount of sketches drawings, and paintings
I would love to get feed back from someone in the artworld I have been mistreated by some artist that wouldn't even look at my art
when they found out I had not took art classes.......I've always wanted to just havent had the opportunitys . thank you so much.
Hello Lois. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to learn hoy to draw and paint in diferentes styles and techniques. I just started and I've never had taken any classes til now with your tutorial. I really worldwide appreciate your comments about my still life exercise. I specially have problems with shading the table and painting the wood graining (as you can se in the picture) and also the table cloth. The melon sas difficult too, I feel something is missing there too . (Some things in the picture I didn't want them to apear in my painting) I'm starting to work with the landscape. As son as I have ir done I'll send you the picture. Best regards and thank you again.
Andrea Berkefeld (from México)
A drawing instructor once told me, "Work a little, you'll draw a little better than anyone else. Work a lot and you will really begin to draw!"
And it was true. As I began to spend more time on my sketch book journal, my drawing in class improved. I began to practice drawing what I saw and wrestled with the voice in my head that kept telling me, "Hey, it's time for lunch! Let's take a break! You've been sweating over this thing for an hour. Give it a rest!"
I learned to shut the dialogue off and taught myself to really see what I was drawing--so I could draw it. I learned pencil shading and expressive line with pen and ink. And you can, too. Knowing the skill is only a small part of learning to draw what you see...Spending the time to practice drawing and using the pencil gauge method will soon have its rewards. You will literally see, within weeks, your work vastly improve.
My demo drawing of drapery. Here I emphasized seeing the folds of drapery as simple shapes and drawing them using basic lines and shading.
I often tell beginning drawing students that being objective and not getting involved with detail is important in learning the basics. The detail will come later, first master the skills and techniques!
Ultimately, drawing what you see is not drawing what everyone else sees as well. Although, if you draw a tree very accurately and everyone agrees that it is indeed a tree--even if you all can agree on the shape of the branches, the color of the leaves, the roughness of the bark, their interpretation of your drawing is different, No two people ever see the same thing because each brain, rich with original experiences and vision, is unique. And so the artist's work, in the end, is his/her own interpretation as well, whether the work is realistic or abstract.
Picasso once said, "In art we express our conception of what is not visible in nature."