Today was the first class for a repeating series of foundational drawing classes I’ll be doing in April, May and June called “Drawing with Friends.” Go to my Eventbrite page to see upcoming classes: http://bgarlandstudio.eventbrite.com/
These classes can be taken in any order:
- Line drawing techniques
- Shading techniques
- Photorealistic grid drawings
Today was Line Drawing Techniques. We did a series of drawing exercises designed to “turn off” the analytical left brain, to allow the mind to better register the 3d form of the subject, and to improve hand-eye coordination.
At the beginning of class, everyone did a sketch of an object in the classroom, and then put the drawing away. At the end of the class, everyone drew the same object again, and then we pulled out the original drawing for comparison.
I had not done this experiment before, so had no idea what to expect. The difference after just one class session was amazing. Everyone drew from life with more confidence, ease, and accuracy.
See for yourself: