Observational Drawing
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This is drawing from life
This is looking and studying
This is becoming aware of what the world around you looks like,
How it works,
Light , dark
It is drawing at its most immediate and responsive time.
It is history.
We will try to do this for a short amount of time at the beginning of each class.
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Notes:
a) walk around for best POV.
b) Work in layers or steps. Layering gives you control over your drawing.
c) think of the eraser as a drawing tool, not something to correct mistakes.
d) stay in the now. Do not worry about what the drawing is going to look like (Future). Worry about what you are doing if you must worry.

Materials, pencil and paper unless----- you prefer to work in other medias.

Artists, Jim Dine, Richard Diebenkorn, Wayne Thiebaud, Monet, Van Gogh, Corot, Degas and the list goes on.
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While framing, pick a point of view or draw from different points of view

Intersting point. Chinese artists were taught to observe the world and then draw from memory. I like this but I use reference photos. We, Westerners are taught to draw from Observation and not rely on memory. Even with this I still would take reference photos. My think really is to just draw, from life ,f rom photos, from memory, just draw.
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Focus on details maybe?

Procedure
come in
get your media and sketch book unless you are working in an alternate method
draw for 10 to 15 minutes
Assessment,
will be recorded and email to me they should also be kept in you sketch book.
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Richard DiebenKorn drew from observation every morning before starting to paint.