Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A lesson with Joe Penn

Today I went off for a drawing lesson with some one whose name I didnt even know, because my local art teacher had him and about 12 of us gathered for one of the best drawing lessons I have had.
It was fun and very instructive.
I am not known for my drawing, and when as it was today, it is hot I have trouble concentrating, but I came home with several drawings some of which I thought for me, were quite reasonable.
I have never in my life drawn sheep and when I saw what Chris who sat next to me was doing I thought I would have a go, and so these were born.
Everything was done using shading and a 2b pencil, I never seem to have time to concentrate on drawing like this and perhaps, just perhaps I will try to do 10 minutes a day for the next few months.
Having said that I am feeling worn out and this well over 37 degree C heat has got to me.
Kyoshi's Haiku is lovely
Deftly the new moon
a silver haiku
on the tips of waves.


Wanda said...

Your drawing is captured the muscular body and I love the curl of the horn!

Debra said...

I love it too-I wish we lived a tad closer, and could go out sketching together!

annie said...

I agree with Wanda and Debra, lovely fleshed-out sheep and horns. These lessons of yours do inspire me, Penny.

Dubois said...

Fabulous drawing of sheep. I feel like kind of if you can so can I. I will have a go tomorrow. It is always very satisfying to go to a good drawing class. I know the feeling!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Great to try new things isn't it.. quite stimulating... lovely work..

I'll trade a bit of your heat for some of my cold -16C cold and snow... please!!

Caroline said...

Wow, you did a great job, I am so impressed I love them, frame them!!! Your sheep remind me of the old master's drawings!
Such wonderful lines!
Wishing you a blessed New Year!