Instructor: Deirdre Fox
Strategies and tips for quickly capturing flora and fauna in the urban setting by gesturally capturing trees, bushes, landscapes, and animal impressions in situ.
- Learn how to hold and move your drawing tool to facilitate quick sketching.
- Learn multiple strategies for capturing the basic form and expressive character of landscape elements and animals (sitting, walking, moving, or whatever else we see them doing in urban settings). Strategies include silhouettes/masses, contours, key strokes, and more.
- Improve focus on the observed flora or animal’s particular character. For the animals, we will be a bit dependent on how many people walk their dogs! But, Chicago is full of dog lovers! Perhaps we’ll see a bunch of squirrels. Almost certainly, we’ll see some pigeons. And, of course, trees, bushes, weeds…
- 2B graphite pencils
- Vine charcoal
- Bottle of black ink
- Inexpensive, medium sized round watercolor brush (size 8 or 10)
- Small bottle of water
See more of Deirdre’s work at artbydado.com.