So, I've gone back a step or two. I'm rusty...
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Low Cost - say 500-600 Euros per month
your own private studio
studio access 24/7
A studio with special features/equipment (please specify)
a computer lab with state-of-the-art equipment
specialized classes, such as old master techniques, digital painting,digital photo etc
a well-planned itinerary with trips, outdoor painting, and such, so it never gets boring
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a large artists' library
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shorter, intensive 1-2 week workshops
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fall, winter, and Spring courses
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I love the pencils sketches on the previous page. With the photo studies - take more time with them and really push the contrasts as they seem a bit insipid in tone. The second & third oil pastel portraits are very good - not that rusty.
Your present is hanging in my hallway. I like the other Secret Santa as well.
I believe so. It was all standard so far as I could tell. We went over the different student groups and their grades/problems. It's all hard for me to understand, as it's all in Slovak. I always come away with a list of new vocab to look up.
Here's a sketch of a student taking a test.
Last edited by TASmith; February 16th, 2012 at 08:11 AM.
Thanks for stopping by my sketchbook. Your water and beach paintings are beautiful and that wedding present a few pages back looked fantastic.
Wish I could give you a more constructive crit, but I'm out of my depth here! Besides it looks like youre doing all the right things.
Thank you both! It's a delicate balance, though. If I give too many tests, students get angry, and then they don't want portraits anymore. I know what you mean, though. I'll try to get more done outside of teaching. I also figure I'll get a ton done during the bus trip in April. Maybe I'll even catch someone drooling in their sleep. Till then, I'll try and draw people that post here:
Hey, remember me? You probably don't, but I remain grateful for the support you gave me back then. Anyway, it's been a while since you updated, so I thought I'd leave you a comment. Some of the environments are coming along really well, especially the ones on post #587. I also like the work you're putting into caricatures. I wish you'd work a little more with sharper edges, though-- but that's probably entirely subjective. Keep updating your sketchbook.
Your landscapes are great! They are oil pastels right? I never tried that medium, but it seems so difficult. I also admire how you do the skin tones in your colored portraits!
Try it! Definitely try everything. The forest works are from photos I took. The beach and boat pics are all from life. And, it's all oil pastel. Try either Van Gogh oil pastels, if you can find them, or Pentel, Expressionist, anything that's not too cheap. Sennelier oil pastels are very soft and hard to work with. I wouldn't recommend it without brushes and something to thin it.
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