Saturday, July 27, 2013

Almost Massachusetts, a July 4th on the CT border

Almost in MA. For the 4th. Took a ride to the north west of CT. Neat old town, Canaan Ct

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Portfolio prep-

Some helpful links about drawing the hand

Drawing the face in proportion

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Portfolio Prep Day 3

Greyscale helpful links

Still life looking great so far! 

things to work on over the weekend:

Using charcoal, vine and compressed, explore materials,  smudge use paper towel, water Have fun. 
timed still life drawing- 5minute timed sketches 3 object minimum
Drawing from observation Outside use a viewfinder

Monday, July 1, 2013

Summer Portfolio Prep - Day 1

Still Life Drawing Sites for still life drawings 

 Elipse -

  - a closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it; "the sums of the distances from the foci to any point on an ellipse is constant" oval 

Sighting with a pencil - Portfolio info: 

RISD Requirements 
 Your portfolio should consist of 12 to 20 examples of any type of two- or three dimensional work you have completed recently. We suggest that the work reflect your ideas, interests, experience and abilities in the arts to date. It may be in any media, may be finished or in sketch form, and may be the result of an assigned class project or a self-directed exploration. We strongly suggest that as part of this visual presentation you also reproduce and submit 2-3 pages from your journal or sketchbook to indicate your process of research, thinking or investigation. To submit your portfolio, we prefer that you use Slideroom, an online portfolio submission service. Detailed instructions for using Slideroom are available on the site (, which charges $10 for using this submission option. As an alternative, you may reproduce your work and submit it as digital image files on a CD or DVD or as unmounted digital or photographic prints (no larger than 8.5" x 11" or 21.5cm x 28cm each). If you choose to send your portfolio directly to RISD on a CD/DVD, each image should be submitted as a separate file in .jpg format. Individual files should not exceed 3MB. Do not combine images in a prepared presentation or slideshow of any type (e.g., PowerPoint or Keynote). Please be sure to include a printed thumbnail page showing all the images submitted digitally. Time-based work or performance pieces may be submitted as QuickTime or .mpg files on your CD or DVD. Whichever format you select, include a work description sheet. Number the examples you are submitting and on your description page list the corresponding number, medium, size, date of completion and title for each work. It is very important that your full name and address be clearly noted on each CD, DVD, print, description and thumbnail page submitted.