Ever had a drawing that just didn't look right? Maybe you twist your head and squint at it a bit. hmmm. something isn't right! You ask someone to look at it. "The arms too big" says your friend. Ohhhh, why didn't I see that? Well its probably because you weren't sighting. Ya know whenever you see … Continue reading How to use sighting to draw better
Draw what you see. A simple, but great advice. If you want to get better at drawing, you'll need to draw from real life. Doesn't matter what you draw as long as you can see it. If you don't have the option of doing so, you can draw from a photo. The photo should be taken … Continue reading Hot Air balloons!
With the end of Session 1, I will be helping parents and students with the progression of the coursework and performance thus far. Our students are very eager to learn and want to use Art as a platform for their future endeavors. I will be breaking this post into two parts, one for the parents and … Continue reading Student Progression Session 1
A different approach to Art History During high school, we were taught about artists, where they were born, when did they live and some of their famous paintings. I found this topic in art extremely boring and thus I don't remember so much a thing from that time. I still agree with that, we shouldn't … Continue reading Handwriting of the Master: Van Gogh and Mondrian
Throughout our lives, we are told was it right and wrong. We are told what is the norm and to follow directions. When are young and like to draw, we like to copy and trace whatever we can get our eyes and hands on. I remember drawing the Mighty Ducks logo so many times. Now … Continue reading Handwriting of the Masters: Delacroix and Degas
Wow, time has flown by so quick and classes are almost finished for the first Session. We wrapped up the first Chapter early and have already begun the second Chapter. We had our first and biggest class so far, Alhamdulilah. 4 students were able to join today's class and it felt like a real classroom. … Continue reading IGCSE Drawing Course: Chapter 1 is finished!
How do you see the world? Do you see it in a virtual space or a visual space? Do you see it in color or black and white? Do you see it in shapes or lines? Do you take a moment in your busy schedule to see the world at all and all its beauty? … Continue reading The language of shapes