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…