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May212010

Winged Victory Drawing Demo Recap


"Victory in Chalk"

Charcoal and white chalk on toned Ingres paper
16 x 20 inches

This is the sketch I did for my drawing demo at my San Francisco studio earlier this month. The evening was so much fun - I was very nervous the days leading up to it, and I wondered why I had planned such a high-stress event for myself right in the middle of my teaching semester... but once I got started talking and drawing it was a breeze!

We had about 28 guests in my studio, lots of snacks and wine, and during the breaks there was lots of mingling and a warm buzz of conversation.

I gave my condensed lecture on "Observing The Nature of Organic Form: Tapered, Spiraling, Interlocking, and Convex", which is my humble abbreviation of the amazing principles I learned from my master teacher Ted Seth Jacobs and also from his students Tim Stotz and Michelle Tully.

Thanks to everyone who came out, and extra special thanks to my mom, dad, sister and  husband who all helped me set up the studio and greet guests - I am so lucky to have a supportive family!

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Reader Comments (5)

Hi, Your facebook link contains an extra v at the end. Just to let you know if you want to fix that... And thanks for the wonderful works of art!

May 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I am so used to seeing your tight rendering the looseness of this demo is strangely refreshing. Beautiful, of course, like all of your work.

Have you ever thought of doing that demo and talk on video or live on ustream.tv? I have a feeling you would have many takers.

Take care Sadie

May 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichael Lynn Adams

Hi Michael, thank you!

The looser look is just the difference between a 2.5 hr charcoal demo, versus a 100 hour painting - other than that, the overall method is the same :)

I did try to videotape it, but had technical difficulties and only captured the first hour - plus the sound was bad. Next time if it turns out I'll make it available!

May 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSadie J. Valeri

Brilliant, i love these sort of drawings on toned paper!...I also like winged Nike's, i saw one in Olymipia, even without the head is was an awsome sight!

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