Monday, October 26, 2009

Framing and Matting Class and a Drawing

I went to a great class yesterday on Framing and Matting! I learned so much about both framing and how to cut a mat. We had to take mat board with us to class and cut a mat. I now know why mat boards cost so much to have cut. But after I've done a few, it'll be much easier. For now, I can sign up with the gallery for $60 per year and use their pro mat cutter any time I wish. Good deal!

I've also signed up to Drawing Tutorials Online. (See link in sidebar.) I'm blown away by all the fantastic info there on drawing. Each tutorial is a video, so you actually see Matthew Archambault demonstrate and draw, which is easier for me to learn rather than just reading about it.

Here's a sphere I drew using the modelling factors I've just learned about. In this drawing, there is a highlight, light half-tone, dark half-tone, reflected light, cast shadow and a turning plane. I missed out on the accent, though.

6 comments:

Cindi said...

thanks deb for this link.. i keep starting a drawing class and life gets in the way!!! this sounds much more manageable.. going to check it out right now!!1.. great sphere by the way!!

Deb Léger said...

I like this site Cindi, you just work at your own pace. There's some great info there!!! Thanks for the comment on the sphere.

Ann Buckner said...

Whoowee Deb, for taking a matting and framing class. Bet it was fun plus learning a lot. Isn't Michael's site great.

Deb Léger said...

Hi Ann, I hope things are getting easier for you. Yes, it was really interesting learning about framing and matting. And yes, his site is great - lots of great informative info on drawing!

RHCarpenter said...

Well done, Deb. I like his stuff, too - I signed up for his free newsletter and you get lots of info and videos for free - I was getting so much so often I thought he signed me up by mistake so he's very generous with his info.

Deb Léger said...

Hi Rhonda, thanks! Yes, he's very generous with his info! It doesn't beat a life drawing class, but it's the next best thing. :-)