A Young Bride - Made with Paper and Pencil by 53

A Young Bride - Made with Paper and Pencil by 53

England? - Made with Paper and Pencil by 53

England? - Made with Paper and Pencil by 53

Loose(r) Sketch Style

Loose(r) Sketch Style

Seated Female Figure - Made with Paper and Pencil by 53

Seated Female Figure - Made with Paper and Pencil by 53

Young Model - Made with Paper and Pencil by 53

Young Model - Made with Paper and Pencil by 53

Mesmerizing - Made with Paper by 53

The  bottom image were the initial stages of building the drawing. I like them almost as much as the final image.

giorgioboccardo asked: Congratulations to the colors you use and the fantastic shades. Really good!

Giorgio, Thanks for kind critique. I like that opposite on the color wheel thing. It makes things pop!

Cleveland Museum of Art Ionic Column Capital - Made with Paper

Cleveland Museum of Art Ionic Column Capital - Made with Paper

Bathing in Paradise - Made with Paper and Pencil by 53

Bathing in Paradise - Made with Paper and Pencil by 53

Woman at the Beach - Made with Paper and Pencil by 53

Woman at the Beach - Made with Paper and Pencil by 53

Along a Venice Canal at Dusk - Made with paper and Pencil by 53

Along a Venice Canal at Dusk - Made with paper and Pencil by 53

The Oregon Coast - Made with Paper and Pencil by 53

The Oregon Coast - Made with Paper and Pencil by 53

Aurora Borealis or The Northern Lights - Made with Paper and Pencil by 53

Aurora Borealis or The Northern Lights - Made with Paper and Pencil by 53

Fox - “Hunting in any Weather” - Made with Paper and Pencil by 53 I saw this guy twice this winter in our backyard. Once in these conditions

Fox - “Hunting in any Weather” - Made with Paper and Pencil by 53
I saw this guy twice this winter in our backyard. Once in these conditions

A Workshop using Muscle Memory - Made with Paper by 53

I will be leading a workshop this coming Saturday April 5, 2014, with the subject being Perspective, Light, Shade and Shadow. We will be using our iPads and the app Paper by 53 to get down and dirty. I have found artists to be a bit intimidated by the concept of perspective. My simplified way of understanding it is shown in this image, I find this much easier to understand than discussing vanishing points et al. Although I learned about perspective in college using vanishing points, I found that relying on them did not translate well when trying to do sketching and drawing in ‘Plein Air’. Besides, I found it much easier to learn a simplified approach and method to perspective, and then practicing over and over again (muscle memory) to grasp the concept fully. It is more fun to construct something, than just listening to someone talk about it…Bazinga!