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Friday, April 25, 2014

Humans and their Activities, "Art Skool Teachers", Lynn Cohen

These humans are teaching art at Sketch Skool on line. The woman on the left is Jane La Fazio and the guy on the right is Danny Gregory (my versions).  Jane is the fourth teacher in the First Semester.
The Second Semester begins on July 4th. I've signed up for those classes as well with six new teachers.

I'm sure I am learning the use of new tools, being encouraged to draw even more than I already was, meeting lots of other artists from all over the world (there are over 2000 people in the first semester of classes on a closed Facebook Page and in class website sharing their art and commentary with each other).

I drew Jane and Danny while watching videos they used to present the classes.
Danny was introducing Jane in one and Jane was introducing herself in the other.

Then there are videos of them showing their sketchbooks full of marvelous art; followed by lessons on how to do this that or the other the way they do it.

I drew first on an "old ruined page from bleed through from markers used on the previous page".
I don't like waste. I used a Micron black ink pen 03 for the drawings and lettering. Then followed up later with Prismacolor Colored Pencils. It was fun to do.


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    1. Carol, I wanted to respond to your questions about the art supplies. I tell the brands and sizes as I am always curious myself as to how an artist got a certain line in their own art work. The numbers are the sizes of the pen points. Small is 01, 03 is medium, 08 is thick/large. I hope that helps some. Micron is a brand of a pen I happen to like. (Other brands I like are Primacolor/Farber-Castell Pitt Pens. Just some examples like Uni-Ball or Papermate or Sharpie. Colored Pencils are used for blending colors. And yes, there are many brands of watercolor paints too. All this I have only learned myself in recent years since I started drawing and painting my art works. I can see how it can all seem overwhelming to someone not used to these terms. All one really needs to draw is a standard #2 pencil and a piece of paper. It could be the inside of a grocery bag even. But once in the "art world" we learn that all these tools exist and think we need them to make good art. Not so. But we buy them anyway. Silly, isn't it? Thanks for asking. You didn't need to delete your comment. It was worth responding to.

  2. Great sketches Lynn, they are like them. I have trouble drawing people, so I take my hat off to you :-)

    1. Thanks Ann. There are those in Sketchbook Skool who have drawn them far more life like than mine, but you know me, I have no shame when it comes to posting my artistic attempts! ;-)

  3. Wonderful sketches Lynn. Sounds and looks like you are having lots of fun.

  4. Your sketches of people have such a fun, relaxed style. I like these. Sketch Skool sounds like a lot of fun.

  5. Great people sketches. The color added really makes them livelier.

  6. I love the double page of sketches of the two teachers on the course, you've got character and realism. So good. Learning something new all the time, and being inspired by other artists is what keeps us young.

  7. The bleed through makes the pages even more interesting!


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