For this week's SHS challenge, I decided to share what's inside my demo sketchpad:
. . . a blank page of a notebook or sketchpad excites me because this is my diary in visual form! I started drawing since I was 3 years old and sharing my techniques with others! I did not expect that years after, in whatever I do, I am always requested to design and facilitate workshops for kids and adults which is now my passion!
I try to spike up the boring color wheel routine by making students do a mandala type of design and integrating the primary colors and blending them to create other colors! A fun way to learn and understand how colors work . . . and discovering another person's creative circle!
Black and White
I love the strength of monochromes. And some of the best works I've seen are those in neutral shades which was the reason I mounted annual exhibitions of works in black and white from sculptural pieces, paintings, prints, photographs, ceramics, objects and installations.
I designed this easy one-hour session on landscape painting which was everybody's favorite. A dot in the middle situates the distance and where all the elements find their balance. A great easy and fun way to understand perspective, tonal values, and the harmonies in the cool tones.
The best way to teach primary colors using acrylic paints in less than 2 hours. All the colors here were blended using red, yellow and blue and white!