Class description: Textures- Hair
A drawing workshop dedicated to the study of a variety of textures: woven fabric, human hair, crumbled paper, feathers, fur etc. and this session we will study the Hair element, its form and texture. Artist Ingrid Blixt will walk you through methods of sketching, building, shading and revealing form, using graphite on prepared wood surface.
If you have suited images you are welcome to bring them for the study, preferably black and white – if not images will be provided at the workshop.
Materials: Lyra Graphite Crayon 9B, Lyra Graphite pencil 6B-9B, mechanical pencil 0.5 mm 2B, General’s Factis Soap Eraser, prepared paper or wood surface.
For more information and to sign up, please visit the workshops page.
New workshop coming up this Saturday, April 11th, 2015: Graphite drawing and silver leaf
This workshop focuses on the study of various elements of your choice: birds, landscapes, botanical elements, etc., using graphite drawing combined with silver leaf for a great effect. For drawing we will use graphite and water soluble graphite on wood panels. The wood panels are prepared with layers of plaster for a great visual effect. You are welcome to bring your own imagery to draw from: landscapes, various botanical elements, birds etc.
Please visit the workshop page for more info and sign-up!
A recent commission, The Lamb of God, is mainly a graphite drawing, acrylic and silver leaf on wood panel, measuring 42×42 in.
John 1:29, it happens to be one of my favorites bible verses, so moving – it was a perfect subject.
I documented the stages and below you can see the steps the artwork went through – I always love to see the process, so I thought you might like it as well.
Applying the silver leaf:
New workshop coming up Nov 22nd and Dec 6th on Image Transfers and Polaroid Emulsion Lifts! Please see all the details on my web site.
An original artwork, a diptych: graphite drawing, acrylic on plaster and wood panel, each panel measuring 14″x14″ and 1″ deep, inspired from a beautiful and meaningful Bible passage: Isaiah 55:8-9 that reads:
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
The same text is used on the second panel.