Artwork by Steve Smith, Drawing Academy student
Here, deep in the Kentucky foothills of the Appellations, a unique craftsperson turns guards into lovely bowls, adorned with cords of braided pine needles, small beads, and polished stone.
I chose the guard bowl to accompany an old art deco radio, a stein that came from my late fathers collection, and the draped yardage of some lovely lace curtain material, made in Czechoslovakia…
Artworks in silverpoint and graphite pencil
Drawing Academy’s introduction to silverpoint is a new medium to me that I will continue to explore. I’ve worked in lithography and etching but never thought of drawing in metal point until seeing Vladimir’s video. Over the past 3 months I completed the silverpoint images and a graphite rendering. These drawing techniques take some time. I also continue to develop my skill with regard to perspective.
Although I’ve covered all the topics videoed in Drawing Academy in university, I wanted to refresh my view towards the basics of drawing. Construction and perspective are of interest and I spent insufficient time on that before now. Recently I decided to work representationally. I’m attracted to wildlife or animal portraits but also other genre that require specific perspective for accurate composition in…
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