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Re: figure drawing lesson


From: felsecker1 (felsecker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Oct 23 2001 - 20:34:06 PDT

I'd like to learn more about this project you mentioned (gesture drawing
with fluorescent crayons and water colors). Could you go into more detail?
----- Original Message -----
From: Michelle H. Harrell <>
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2001 5:27 PM
Subject: Re: figure drawing lesson

> Hey Carolyn and fellow artsednetters,
> I do 2 weeks of figure drawing from a model in Art II before a painting
> project where they have to include people. I start off with big sponge
> paint brushes (the kind you get 25 from Lowe's for $2.50) and do gesture
> drawings in ink- capturing the essence of the pose in as fewest marks
> possible. We continue with gesture drawings in vine charcoal where you do
> the model in 3 poses keeping one of the feet in the same position. I got
> this idea from a really great NAEA presentation (I think you were at it
> Carolyn) and she called it "hot foot" because the students emphasize the
> overlapping foot with a warm color. Then, I do one more gesture project
> using fluorescent crayons and really good quality watercolors. It's a
> crayon resist. It sounds elementary but the results are stunning. In
> I'm thinking about bringing the crayon resist lesson to share at our
> secondary meeting at NCAEA this weekend (Aren't you proud of me, Linda?).
> By the way, who is coming to the NCAEA convention? Is SAX still providing
> stickers for our name tags?
> Michelle H. Harrell
> Southeast Raleigh High School
> Center for Accelerated Studies
> Raleigh, North Carolina
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