Today, Yuval chose what she wanted to draw for the life drawing at the beginning of the lesson...she chose an old paper mache model of mine - a tall figure. She did the first drawing and i asked her to add the shadow - tall, that went up the wall...

she got a little confused and started another drawing...

...this time adding the shadow in a pretty accurate way. Its so interesting to see how their minds work and a lot of the time want to draw what they 'think' it should be and not what they actually see!


Then we changed direction, and i took out these pictures of Geargia O'Keefe to show Yuval.

I told Yuval how O'Keefe is especially known for her use of organic forms in her work and we talked a little about the word organic.. she liked the paintings i showed her.
I then bought in an ivy plant and asked her to try and draw it. She was a little overwhelmed by the idea in the beginning and i changed the task to drawing a part of the plant. I asked her to press down hark when she saw shade/dark colour and lightly when she saw light/light colour.
I love the way she got the curve of the leaves. Although she was a little worried in the beginning, she quite enjoyed the drawing in the end.


5 Comments:

  1. lisa s said...
    i love the shadow.... so great!!
    cruststation said...
    I love how she got the tall shadow of the paper mache model so perfectly. Sometimes drawing from imagination can be interesting too, Yuvul is becoming quite an artist.
    anne said...
    yuvals drawings always amaze me!
    Marieke said...
    Yuval did so well again!
    Shari said...
    georgia o'keefe...so lush! tom and i visited the museum in santa fe and it was fabulous. great lesson julie! xo shari

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