SO HAPPY!!! Art lessons started today--I went there at 9:00 A.M. this morning, and just got back at five. O_o Eight hours! But it didn't feel like it.
We started with the sphere--the sphere that she had in her book that showed all of the shades, where to put them. 'Twas EPIC. Lee didn't have any particular schedule, because she wanted to do what would work for everyone, because we were bound to be different. :) She did a demonstration with a child portrait, but I missed the last half of it because she started me on another project. ^_^
Thanks to Leauphaun, I had plenty of reference photos. She picked out a few for me to pick from. Most were horses. ;) I picked one of the chestnuts... 'twas a beautiful picture.
So, she gave me Bristol paper to use, and we put the photograph in a projector because it needed to be larger. Then, I would trace on all of the lines--wherever there was dark, or lines, or outlines, and such. Then, I began the shading.
I would've done it free-hand, but since it was a new experience to use the projector, I continued with it. :) Then, going back to my desk/thingy, I began. She started me with the eye, and then helped me fix it. Then, I was alone. O_o Completely, utterly alone... ;)
There were... four other people in the class. All were boys... XD The only woman couldn't make it, and so I was the only girl, and the youngest, in the class. Two of the men were more elderly--one was a farmer from Iowa (love that state--used to live there) and the other... well, I don't really know what he was. The farm brought carvings with him--two of them. They were flat carvings, done on a slab of wood. They were actually quite good, and Lee gave him some tips on it, and everyone drew.
Then there was one on the far side of the room, and all I remember of him was that he had black hair, a large nose, and a deep voice.
The one who was closest to my age (older than me) had actually been there the year before, even though he lives four states over. He was just in Australia and London and such... he travels a bunch.
So! I shaded my horse all alone, today, and then afterwards, I only had the mane to do, and I need to touch up the shading and such, and Lee will help me with that tomorrow. :D
G'bye, all followers!