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Sketching the Negative

Drawing the negative shapes

I love to draw as it is an activity that demands that I be fully present, pay attention, make moment by moment observations of shapes, lines, textures and lighting, and swiftly transfer these impressions on to paper. Since our November weather is chilly, I either sketch outside quickly or photograph my inspirations and draw them […]

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Shadow Shapes

Fisher Price People - drawing by Patricia Bentham

Eight or nine Fisher Price people reside in my house even though my kids have long since flown the coop. Odd objects like these are fun to set up into vignettes, and with the addition of strong lighting, provide splendid opportunities to create¬† sketches. Squint and attempt to only see simple shapes of darks and […]

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Patricia Bentham
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