Karen Knutson paints in mixed media, trying to make her paintings fun and easy. A wide range of subjects, including landscapes, figures, collage, abstracts, florals, and birds. Many lessons are included on this blog to encourage her art students. Teaching across the country makes her life a great journey.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Drawing Challenge, Day 11
Today's challenge was to select a subject where we would have both negative and positive shapes. As I was waiting in the optometrist office, while my eyes were being dilated, I thought it was the perfect time to sketch the fern that was growing in the middle of the room. Now, this was a CHALLENGE!!! I got lost so many times, but really did enjoy doing it. And it was filled with lots of negative shapes as well as positive shapes. I cheated and added some thicker lines on some of the drawing, so that it would look better. I happen to know that trick. Variety in lines looks so much better. Don't tell Kathie George. :) Be sure to check her website to read all about this challenge. She's a great writer and really a fantastic teacher too!