I) Spent a great 3 hours at Austin Visual Arts Association, AVAA, on Sunday drawing a Burlesque model, one of my daughters friends as it turned out. I'm always surprised at what I am rusty at and also what comes to me without effort. I played mostly with pencils and colored chalk. The sketches where rough but the colors were flying. I got a couple of positive comments about the color.
What a great group of Artists, some were like me, keeping it loose. Others were all into it with water color paint, oils, etc. I'm very inspired by the experience.
I found the model's Burlesque web site and have saved a couple of pictures so I can continue working on her face. She had a great jaw line and a dimpled chin...what's not to love about that.
Of course, while in Joann Fabrics, I had to browse the Art supplies section and found a couple of treasures I couldn't live without.
II) Took Lynda.com course: https://www.lynda.com/Design-Skills-tutorials/Foundations-Figure-Drawing/372348-2.html
Lynda courses are the best. I always learn so much. You Tubes are also available so I take full advantage of those also.
Things the I have gotten hooked on from Lynda.com and You Tubes:
- Procreate - for IPad
- Photoshop & Illustrator - I was already hooked, but continue to learn so much
- Manga Studio
- Art Rage - took an intense Lynda course, but need to spend more time with the software at home.
- Cartooning, digital art, 2-D art courses
- Camera +
Later, Kelly =;)