(don’t zoom in on the pictures, they don’t improve upon closer examination)
I ordered Sandra Angelo’s Flowers 101 Home Study Course from Northlight Books in December. They were running a special. Flowers are my favorite subject and I have been wanting to get better with Graphite and Value. I didn’t know she was doing it but Sandra selected 20 people to do on-line tutoring for the class via Facebook.
I’m not crazy about some of the flowers we are drawing copying but it seems to be working as a process of learning to draw. The 30 minute lessons take me at least 2 hours. I’ve been using Derwent pencils and am curious to try others. I ordered her drawing supplies and they should be here in a couple of days.
I had major problems with the orchid and i’m still not happy with my efforts. I did get some Strathmore Windpower smooth bristol and quartered it to work on. Paper really makes a difference. I’m amazed at how differently graphite goes down and lifts on it.