Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Gemma Gylling Workshop - TBA

Hi All,

Sorry I haven't posted lately. I have been gone for about a week and I'm now preparing for the Colored Pencil Society of America Convention.

Most likely I won't have an update on the zebras for a while because this month I am just swamped with things going on. Next week I will be going to the Pastel workshop taught by Lesley Harrison. After that I will be going to the CPSA 17th Annual Exhibition. I am a board member so, therefore have lots to do to prepare for the convention.

I thought I would take this opportunity to let you all know that I will be giving a workshop at our local CPSA District Chapter. The workshop should be in the month of October but I am not sure of the exact dates yet. All I know at this point is the workshop will be in October in Livermore, California. If any of you are interested in the details please let me know and I will provide you with that information as soon as it scheduled.

Here is a brief summery of the workshop I will be giving:

Participants in Gemma's workshop will learn to create realistic animals using colored pencils. By learning to draw an animal's eye, nose, mouth and fur, participants will master the steps needed to create believable looking animals. Students will learn how some common household items can be used to blend, burnish, impress lines and create very believable animal characteristics. Gemma will share her secrets on the best ways to break a reference photo down to small manageable sections rather than viewing the drawing as a whole.

There will be a discussion on photography as it pertains to your animal/wildlife artwork and Gemma will share how to create a good composition from your own reference photos. She'll discuss the best ways to create a great drawing utilizing Photoshop to combine photos, including discussions on what to consider and how to avoid mistakes when putting an animal into a surrounding area or scene.

On the second day the participants will learn how to draw portrait of a Lion cub. The reference photo you will be working from is from a photo shoot that Gemma took while on an African Photo Safari. You will learn how to create the realistic look of young cub using Colored Pencils on Uart Paper.

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