Friday, January 10, 2014

Boot Camp

Blog by Level One student Michela Mansuino

By now we have finished our "Boot Camp" part of Level One Training at Studio Incamminati.  Although we started drawing very simple still lifes of boxes and teapots in the beginning, we have now graduated to creative arrangements that are compelling and rewarding.   As part of our training, we are assigned a day to create a still life that every one will enjoy working from, and from a variety of angles.  Here are some of our arrangements.  Our aim is to accurately describe the value of each object, compose the picture in a balanced way and practice a process whereby we don't get into details until we have massed in the values and planes. 

We are always learning something new each Thursday with our still life instructor Katya Held.  We also learn from each other.  It is amazing how each one of us will achieve a quality apart in our drawings.  Here Katya is giving us a group critique.

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