I have continued teaching private art lessons to a ten year old boy traveling around Europe with us. I'm really having a blast going over these basic techniques and realizing how fun they are.
In the first art lesson, we worked on shading basic objects with pencil. In the next lesson, we incorporated a bit of color with the same objects. We started with just one color at first, and then two.
We also got to try our hand at perspective drawing, which is very technical, but the results are always amazing. I remember being awed that a few simple rules can make 3D spaces look so real.
And finally, we drew Ghandi. Why? Because we had about 20 minutes left in our session (of two hours) and my student turns to me and says, "I have to draw Ghandi for my homework, which is due tomorrow." He informed me they've been studying India for the past few weeks.
If you know anything about my art skills, then you know the human form is not my specialty. I have NEVER learned anything about figure drawing, and have only recently been trying my hand at abstract watercolors of human figures. So...I was a little shell shocked and kept fumbling around before I made a game plan. We looked up a few photos online of ol' Mr. Ghandi, and then started drawing. It was comical, to say the least.
|This is my student's finished drawing, and to tell the truth, it's about as good as mine turned out!|
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