Art Lesson with Aili: Drawing Outdoors

Today it was pretty nice outside, so I had Aili's mom bring her to Fabyan Park so we could draw trees and the windmill. Aili warmed up by doing a 10-minute sketch of a tree and a 10-minute practice of the windmill to get used to its shape, scale, etc. Then she spent the remainder of the class time drawing the windmill in a final version using graphite pencils, a kneaded eraser and a tortillon. We went over some blending techniques and also when to use hard vs. soft pencil leads. I really love how Aili's tree came out and her windmill was really looking great at the end of class--much better and more accurate than her initial practice sketch--but that is why its called practice!!! Tree Sketch: Practice Windmill Sketch: Final Windmill Drawing: And here is the windmill drawing I did while Aili was in sketching mode...(I worked in pen & ink)...
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