A great opportunity presented itself today in the form of a drawing workshop (my first) at the ignite redlands light arts festival in Cleveland.
Artist Leigh Camilleri was our teacher and charcoal was the forgiving and filthy medium.
We began with tentative first drawings of our model. Then contour drawings (no peeking now!). Each step of the way, Leigh shared her considerable knowledge and dared us to be brave.
I loved working with the charcoal. The eraser and my hands became part of the play as we worked and reworked the final drawing (see the last two images) as a whole and in segments.
I learned so much in such a short time and will happily head back to the classroom later in the year after our big road trip which is approaching fast.