Thursday, July 30, 2009

Art Books & Workshop Sketches

Greetings and Salutations...
I wanted to share with all of you some really wonderful Art Books that I ordered off of Amazon. However, I haven't been able to actually dive into them, but this weekend I think I'm taking the time to go through them page by page. I glanced at them, and I have to say... I'm really excited about the pencil drawing ones. I'm taking quite a few workshops this Summer, which has me pretty busy with homework, watching videos and doing a lot of practice work. The trick with pencil drawing is that you HAVE TO DO THIS EVERY SINGLE DAY! (and believe me, if I can do this anyone can do this) I never in a million years thought I could actually draw something, and have it look somewhat human! LOL I've been practicing and really taking the time to learn this wonderful art form. Not only are my workshops teaching me how to use a pencil, but it's also teaching me about perception and color, which I've been experimenting with my paints. I absolutely love this new art form that I'm learning and it will also help me as an Art Doll Artist in the long run.
So with that said, I challenge you out there to pick up a pencil and just DRAW! Don't worry about how it looks, just get the pencil to met the paper and have FUN! Trust me... you will so enjoy it, and it will become part of you!

These Pencil Drawing Books are freaking awesome. Especially the ones to the Left. You have to get the workbook that comes with the book. I'm very interested in how the Masters started, so I'm building up my library with all kinds of amazing and wonderful books. You can't have to many books around! LOL

The Journal Bliss book gives you a lot of techniques about journalling...which you all know I absolutely love doing!

Here is a "Work In Progress" that I have been playing around for months now. Every time I walk by her, I throw something on her! LOLPictures from my Sketch Book with My Progress. I just love drawing faces and the more I do it, the better I will become!

Here is a tip...Write down all of your art supplies in a journal and take it with you where ever you go. You never know when you will pass an Art Supply Store or be out and hit the jackpot on sales or a new Art Store that you never knew existed...There is nothing worse then getting home to realize that you already had the things that you bought! LOL

I hope everyone is enjoying their Summer and being creative! Have a wonderful weekend! Until next time...



Pattee said...

WOW Michelle you hit the jackpot in books!
Your drawings are really great!!! I esp. like the angry looking!

What a great idea about writing all your art supplies down... but I would have a heavy book to drag around with all the things I've acquired over 25-27 years...
I need to start using some of these things in my art...
been hanging around way too long!

Pattee : )

3rdEyeMuse said...

that work in progress has me imagining all kinds of goodness - am so loving her! ... do you have a time during the day that you set aside just for drawing practice ... and with everything else you have your fingers on, how do you do it all?!? seriously.

all those books look great, but I have to admit that that last image has me just a tad green! :)

Pattee said...

Michelle I'm so glad you are taking a day off!!!!!

I'm in the DAG giveaway but don't see my name as one of the artists.....

You can my giveaway at my blog... she really is there!

Designs By CK said...

Popping in to say hello & wish you a great weekend.

Chris (-:

Dawn said...

Some fab books to look at there Michelle - I love your faces too, they look fabulous, each one has her own personality.. great job

Been so long since i came by, missed your creativity xx

jasmoon-butterfly said...

loving your faces michelle beautiful...are you attending Suzi blu's goddess & poetry class...Big and bright magical light your way mwah x
ps those books look fab too! hee hee x


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