Monday, November 17, 2008

Winter Projects

Both classes please note: I will be painting from my own photos of my own critters, however, if you have critters of your own that you would rather paint, please feel free to "do your own thing", everything I will do with my paintings can be applied to yours though you will have to do a bit of adjustment of color and shape.

If you are planning to paint an animal different from mine, take this time to research and draw your design. I can't tell you how important this is to your painting, it is like a road map for you to follow.

If you do not have or can not find an animal to paint and want to learn how to paint furry critters please feel free to use the drawings and reference photos I have uploaded to the Winter 08 picture page.

If you are just starting my class, please click on the archives to find a list of supplies.

Acrylic Project - Winter 08

For those of you who want to learn to paint animals, this semester I have slected my dog, Dusty, as our model, though as I stated above, you are free to paint a critter of your choosing, just watch the demos and apply what you see to your own painting. I do the projects so you can learn through example so if you are more comfortable following my design and reference, that is fine with me but don't feel you need to paint what I'm painting, my feelings won't be hurt.

Watercolor Project - Winter 08

My watercolor project this semester will be of my kitty, Tiger, when he was a kitten. You will find a drawing and a reference photo at the above link. You may follow along, paint from your own reference or if you have a kitten in mind, you can use the drawing I worked up and just change the color and/or markings of the kitty to make it your own.

Everyone please be sure to get signed up for classes ASAP so the classes don't close and also talk to family and friends to see if they would like to take classes. I know times are a bit tough, but I would hate to see anything happen to the art program here in Torrance. See you in the New Year.

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