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Draw to Learn: Salinas Sketchers Get Busy Learning the Basics

Improvement comes from building a foundation of strong, basic drawing skills. Students at Salinas Community school got busy at improving their drawing skills quickly. Scroll down to see everyone’s drawings. Click on images to enlarge for details.

 

 

More advanced students learned about drawing 3D form, realistic contour edges, and tonal values as they drew from real life objects. Above left are Gerardo’s pencil study sketches and finished charcoal drawing of a shell. To the left are Cindy’s study and final charcoal drawing of a pumpkin.

 

Students also learned about positive and negative space, contours, and 3D form as they drew an egret. Above left are Gerardo’s pencil study and large-format charcoal drawing. To the right are Jesus’ studies and final charcoal drawing.

 

Learning to measure simple shapes of a dragonfly, then finishing with accurate, realistic contour edges is an important lesson in basic skills. Students also learn to draw the dragonfly on large-format paper while maintaining accurate proportions. Drawings shown clockwise, starting upper left, are by Angel, Gerardo, Ricky A., and Elijah.

 

All students, in the first day of class, learn how to grip the pencil and do basic warm up exercises with curved and angled lines.

And now… amazing drawings by the Salinas Community Sketchers…

Ricardo

 

Jesus

 

Marcella

 

Josh

 

Adam

 

Ricky I.

 

Bianca

 

Vanessa C.

 

Elijah

 

Anthony

 

Brandon

 

Ricky A.

 

Ricardo

 

H.

 

Heather

 

Martin

 

Cindy

 

Marcelo

 

Bianca

 

Vanessa S.

 

Giselle

 

Angel

 

Noe

 

Monserrat

 

Joel

 

Danny

 

Gerardo

 

Ricky I.

 

Chente

 

Jose

 

Priscilla


Jesus

 

Kevin

 

Heri

 

Adrian

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