Friday, September 4, 2009

Wildlife/Animal Workshop in October

I will be giving a workshop at our local CPSA District Chapter in Livermore, CA. The workshop will be held October, 24-25, 2009. If any of you are interested in the details please let me know.

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 a 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.

For the complete flyer of the workshop go to: